I am having difficulty with my ex-spouse or ex-boyfriend/girlfriend regarding custody issues. Can I get the County Attorney's Office to represent me in a custody dispute?
No. The County Attorney only represents the Pine County Department of Health and Human Services in child protection cases. If you have concerns that your child is being abused or neglected, you should contact the Pine County Sheriff’s Department. If you simply need legal representation in a custody dispute, you may contact a legal aid program or hire a private attorney.
Whom can I call to report child abuse or neglect?
Contact the Pine County Sheriff’s Department at (320) 629-8380. In an emergency, dial 911.
My neighbor is collecting welfare benefits while the father of her children lives there and they are both working. Whom can I contact to report suspected welfare fraud?
Report cases of suspected welfare fraud to the Pine County Sheriff's Department. It will be referred to the Pine County Fraud Investigator for investigation.
Whom do I contact regarding medical assistance liens?
Medical Assistance liens may be determined by calling the Collections Department at the Pine County Courthouse, (320) 591-1664
What services are provided by the Pine County Child Support Collections Division and the Pine County Attorney's Office?
These offices work together to establish and enforce orders for support of children. This can include locating absent parents, establishing paternity, establishing child support, medical support, obtaining reimbursement for child care expenses, enforcing payment of support and modification of support orders.
How can I receive child support services from Pine County?
The Pine County Health and Human Services Department can assist you in collecting child support. Contact that office for information at (320) 591-1600
I receive child support collection services through the Pine County Child Support Collections Division. Does the County Attorney's Office represent me in actions to establish, modify, or enforce support orders?
No, the Pine County Attorney’s Office represents the Child Support Collections Division. If you need legal representation, you may hire an attorney to present your issues.