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Parents Lead - Tools for Parents

Friday, October 23, 2020

Parenting During a Pandemic is one of many tools available for parents from Parents Lead. The toolkit was created by the Behavioral Health Division of the Department of Human Services.


August is National Child Support Awareness Month

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

At the kickoff of National Child Support Awareness Month, the office of Congressional Research Services issued the updated Child Support Enforcement: Program Basics. The report covers the history and the evolution of the Child Support program and provides information about services Child Support provides on behalf of children. Services include parent locate, paternity establishment, establishment of child support and medical support orders, review and adjustment of child support orders, collection of payments, and enforcement of support orders.


Child Support Services Continue to be Available

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Child Support services continue to be available with staff working remotely.


Quadrennial Review of Child Support Guidelines

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Based on quadrennial review of the child support guidelines, Child Support is proposing several amendments. A public hearing on the proposed amendments will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The deadline for submitting written comments is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018.


2020 Interest Rate on Judgments

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Interest is charged on past-due support when the support was ordered by a North Dakota court. The 2020 interest rate is 8.00%. Interest is charged on the past-due principal balance (simple interest).


New Law Prevents Growth of Past-due Child Support

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, a new state law takes effect that aims to prevent the accumulation of large amounts of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents. The 2017 North Dakota Legislature passed Senate Bill 2277, which terminates monthly child support obligations of parents who were previously ordered to pay child support under North Dakota court orders and then sentenced to incarceration for 180 days or longe


Child Support Payment Rates Rise above 75 Percent

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

"Parents in our state do a good job of supporting their children; a payment rate of current support of 75.3% is far above the national average and is likely the second highest rate among all states." ~ Jim Fleming, Child Support Director


ND Awarded Grant

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

ND awarded grant to improve child support case management and collections over state lines and tribal borders

State partnering with Three Affiliated Tribes in effort to improve case management and increase collections


Child Support Recognized for Collaboration with Tribal Child Support

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Partnerships with other jurisdictions are vital in child support. "Borders shouldn't be barriers when it comes to supporting children and families," said Jim Fleming, the state's child support director.