January 30, 2017
Federal Update: Flexibility, Efficiency and Modernization in
Child Support Programs Final Rule
OCSE has published
to be used in concert with the
Clicking on the “resources” link will take you to fact
sheets that break down portions of the rule more.
Clicking on the “Final Rule” link will take you to the
Federal Register which provides a more in depth summary
including comments that were provided to OCSE on the rules.
The text of the new rules can be found at the end of the
November 22, 2016
Child Support Task Force
The Child Support
Task Force has had two meetings. The next meeting is
scheduled for November 30, 2016 in Room 300N of the State
Office Building. All meetings are open to the public
so you are welcome to attend. At this point, the Task
Force is still in the educational phase of the meetings
providing general knowledge of the guidelines and issues to
the members of the task force. Meeting schedules,
agendas and minutes can be found on the Child Support Task
Force Website at this link:
October 24, 2016
Thank you for attending the 2016
The website has
been updated with the
handouts from a
few of the sessions.
A Strategic Look at the Federal, State, and County
Child Support Programs:
Questions and Answers from the Panelists Now Available
If you printed a copy of the handouts for
your records, please double check you have the most recent
still join MFSRC! Simply complete the form
August 22, 2016
Case Law Document Now Updated
It is here! The
MFSRC Case Law document has been updated through April
2016 thanks to the work of Tom Frenette, Special Assistant
Ramsey County Attorney, Carrie Briggs, Ramsey County
Paralegal, and the Ramsey County and Hennepin County Child
Support Law Clerks, and through the support of MFSRC.
The Ramsey County and Hennepin County Child Support Law
Clerks will be keeping up with relevant case law, and the
document will be updated approximately 3-4 times per year.
Anyone who sees any interesting local cases or federal
cases, published or unpublished are encouraged to email them
to Carrie Briggs, Ramsey County Paralegal at
Enjoy the last eight years of cases!
Melissa Rossow, Assistant Director,
Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
July 18, 2016
New Redistricting Announcement
Hello MFSRC members!
As you are aware,
the 43rd MFSRC
conference is just around the corner. We look forward to
seeing all of you again for another three days of
educational opportunities, networking and entertainment! As
you are aware, every year we hold elections for various
spots within the MFSRC board. There are eight district
representatives that are elected every year.
that the districts are represented as equally as possible,
every few years the board needs to make
changes to districts.
This year is one of those years. Please take a minute and
look at the updated regional map
(which will be in the program at the conference as well)
that shows the new districts. The counties that have changed
include: Des Moines Valley, Douglas, Grant, Nobles, Todd,
Traverse and Southwest Health and Human Services.
the updated MFSRC districts prior to conference. One a
side note, when casting ballots this year, make sure to
write your district on your ballot and only cast a vote for
the person running in your district. In the past some
ballots have not been able to be counted as a person did not
write their district number down, or voted for a person
outside their district. It is important that every vote gets
Thank you and we look forward to
seeing you all in October!
Nathan Neuhart, MFSRC President