518A.27 MAINTENANCE OR SUPPORT MONEY.
Subdivision 1. Contents of order.
Every award of maintenance or support money in
a judgment of dissolution or legal separation shall clearly designate whether the same is
maintenance or support money, or what part of the award is maintenance and what part is support
money. An award of payments from future income or earnings of the parent with whom the child
resides is presumed to be maintenance and an award of payments from the future income or
earnings of the parent with whom the child does not reside is presumed to be support money,
unless otherwise designated by the court. In a judgment of dissolution or legal separation the
court may determine, as one of the issues of the case, whether or not either spouse is entitled to an
award of maintenance notwithstanding that no award is then made, or it may reserve jurisdiction
of the issue of maintenance for determination at a later date.
Subd. 2. Notice of address or residence change.
Every obligor shall notify the obligee and
the public authority responsible for collection, if applicable, of a change of address or residence
within 60 days of the address or residence change. Every order for support or maintenance must
contain a conspicuous notice complying with section
518.68, subdivision 2
. The court may
waive or modify the requirements of this subdivision by order if necessary to protect the obligor
from contact by the obligee.
Subd. 3. Determination of controlling order.
The public authority or a party may request
the district court to determine a controlling order in situations in which more than one order
involving the same obligor and child exists. The court shall presume that the latest order that
involves the same obligor and joint child is controlling, subject to contrary proof.
History: 1951 c 551 s 2; 1969 c 1028 s 4; 1974 c 107 s 19; 1978 c 772 s 49; 1979 c 259 s
24; 1984 c 547 s 17; 1985 c 131 s 6; 1988 c 593 s 6,7; 1993 c 322 s 11; 1998 c 382 art 1 s 6; 2001
c 51 s 12; 2005 c 164 s 6,29; 1Sp2005 c 7 s 28