Minnesota Launches Broke Dead Beat Dad Video

Picture of Minn Governor Mark Dayton

According to the Census Bureau over 14 million custodial parents house over 23 million children without the other parent, who lives elsewhere. Custodial parent is the parent of record during survey interviews. Over 55% of custodial parents have one child, while over 31% of custodial mothers have incomes below the poverty line. Less than half of custodial parents have informal or formal child support agreements with the other parent. When agreements are in place & designated dates of payment are agreed upon, payers are better than 60% likely to make monthly payments on time.

Because of the costs of administering & monitoring child support the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has created an eight minute video designed to aid parents in determining who the parents really are & what % of the parent they are, what? ┬áThe video has been translated into four languages, covers subjects such as custody, parenting time, child support and more. The video focuses on the niche of unmarried parents that haven’t decided nor established parentage. Maybe part II of the video will show how copulation works, positions, toys & and more, just kidding.

The DHS child support website acknowledges when parents are jailed for not paying obligations it becomes difficult to continue making child support payments when incarcerated, no kidding – I wonder when did the light turn on in their brains? They further acknowledge taking away a parents driver’s license has the same effect, without transportation that parent can’t get to and from work, wow another brilliant deduction – I can’t stand it. Because of this dilemma the Child Support Task Force seeks public comments on how to improve and support the DHS child support program. After getting involved, Governor Mark Dayton decided to politicize the event, proclaiming August Child Support Awareness Month.

More can be found at https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-2338-ENG and at http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=CountyLink_Home and at https://mn.gov/dhs/media/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/312491 and at https://www.census.gov/topics/families/child-support.html