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What is the "Expedited Process" (ex pro)

Federal law requires each State to have an expedited child support process ("ex pro") for hearing certain types of child support cases. The expedited process has specific Court Rules (ex pro) and Forms (ex pro). Usually, a child support magistrate rather than a judge hears ex pro cases. See MN Statute § 484.702.

Child support cases can be handled in the expedited process if:

Ex pro cases can involve situations where a party wants to: establish (start), modify (change), or enforce an order for any aspect of child support, including the basic support amount, medical care, or child care.

In limited cases, a court order for spousal maintenance can be heard in the expedited process IF it is combined with an order for child support.


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