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Child support is typically established as part of a divorce or paternity action at a hearing before a Family Court judge or referee.
If child support is the only issue and Hennepin County Support and Collections is involved in the establishment or collection of child support, the case will be handled through an Expedited Process called "EXPRO". Child Support magistrates hear these cases.
Cases that are required to be heard in the Expedited Process include:
- Establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support;
- Establishment, modification, and enforcement of medical support;
- Establishment, modification, and enforcement of child care support; and
- Enforcement of spousal maintenance, if combined with child support.
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