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Where do I apply for help in obtaining child support?

What documents do I need to bring to the child support office?

Is there a child support application application fee?

My income has changed, can my order be revised?

How long do I have to pay child support?

I just found out I was named father of a child I never even knew about.

I can’t find my child and the custodial parent. What can I do?

Is there a limit to money taken from my paycheck for child support?

Will I receive the entire amount of support paid?

My child’s father has moved state, can income withholding work

Is it possible to collect the support payments from personal property?

Can’t find noncustodial parent, does it mean I can’t get cash assistance?

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Child Support programs promote parent accountability and self sufficiency while reducing the public’s responsibility for providing financial and medical support to children. These child support social services are available to all parents who need them.   

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How do I cancel ReliaCard account? My child support is directly deposited into my checking account,

Q) How do I cancel/close my ReliaCard account? I never asked for one. My child support is directly deposited into my checking account, therefore I have no need for one. I tried to contact someone by phone but I never got an answer. The number I was given to call was (319)753-9223 as I live inContinue Reading

Hola hace 1 año q puse mi solicitud de childsuport y no he tenido respuesta quisiera tener info sobre mi caso tks

Q) Hola hace 1 año q puse mi solicitud de childsuport y no he tenido respuesta quisiera tener info sobre mi caso tks English: Hello one year q put my request childsuport ago and have had no response would have info about my case tks. A) Spanish: Usted tendrá que ponerse en contacto con su oficina localContinue Reading

I have appointment at Waycross child support, much is it for a dna through you’ll?

Q) I wanted to ask how much is it for a dna through you’ll? And if you pay child support dont you have right for vistition rights. I have appointment June 24th in Waycross child support recovery and how much will I have to pay that day when I go for the cost. A) We do notContinue Reading

Child Support Payments have been made to the Clerk of Courts office…

Q) Child Support Payments have been made to the Clerk of Courts office in my county and according to the clerk of courts case information page with the check number provided but the 877-769-0251 number does not advise they have been paid??????? There has been $1257.00 paid and it is not showing up! why? This needs toContinue Reading

My daughter’s father just died. His older daughter is taking care of his will..

Q) My daughter’s father just died. We requested a 100,000 life insurance policy during the divorce proceedings. His older daughter is taking care of his will, she is the executive in charge. She isn’t telling me anything. What should I do? A) It is recommend that you get legal counsel and representation as soon as possible.

Who do l need to talk to about $7,962.00 that was garnished from my tax refund

Q) Could someone please direct me to whom ever l need to about $7,962.00 that was garnished from my tax return on 2/28/2014 an has not been released to my sons mother and the dcf website shows nothing in the account from any of it.Where does the money go and how do l get in touchContinue Reading

My son turned 21. How do i stop paying child support on him?

Q) My son turned 21 and is no longer living with his mother or going to college. How do i stop paying on him. A) You need to contact your local clerk’s office for information on how to get a court order to terminate your child support payments as you child is now an adult at legalContinue Reading

What does the child support agency need to know?

Q) What does the child support agency need to know? A) No matter where you start — establishing paternity, finding a noncustodial parent, establishing or enforcing a support order — the child support office must have enough information to work on your case effectively.  All information you provide will be treated in confidence. The more detailsContinue Reading

Where do I apply for help in obtaining child support?

Q) Where do I apply for help in obtaining child support? A) You can apply through the state, local, or tribal child support office. Usually, applying to your local child support agency is most effective; however, you have the right to apply to another tribunal if that will result in more efficient service. The telephoneContinue Reading

How does the non-paying parent know if state tax refund will be taken?

Q) How does the non-paying parent find out that his or her state tax refund will be taken? A) The state must notify the noncustodial parent in advance of taking the action. The notice specifies the amount owed in arrears, the amount to be offset, and how to contest the offset.

Can past-due child support be taken from the state income tax refund?

Q) Can past-due child support be taken from the state income tax refund? A) All states with state income tax must have laws that require the offset of state income tax refunds to collect past-due child support.  The money first goes to satisfy current support due for that month, next for past-due support owed to families,Continue Reading

Will location and enforcement services cost more if out of state

Q) Will location and enforcement services cost more if my agency is dealing with another state or jurisdiction? A)  Possibly. It depends on what the child support office has to do to find the noncustodial parent and establish regular payment. The more solid information and leads you provide, the more efficiently your case can be conducted. ForContinue Reading

Can’t find noncustodial parent, does it mean I can’t get cash assistance?

Q) If the child support office can’t find the noncustodial parent, does that mean I can’t get cash assistance? A) No. You can get assistance from the TANF program if you are trying to help find the noncustodial parent. Your state, local, or tribal child support agency will tell you what information they will need youContinue Reading

I don’t have any way to support my baby, her father is dangerous

Q) I don’t have any way to support my baby without help, but her father is dangerous. Is it safe to get child support? A)  If you think that you or the baby would not be safe if you try to establish paternity or collect child support, and you need to be in a cash assistanceContinue Reading

My children and I need money now. noncustodial parent left us ten years ago.

Q) My children and I need money now. The noncustodial parent left us ten years ago. Can the child support office still take my case? A)  If you apply for services, the child support office will try to find the noncustodial parent to establish or enforce a child support obligation. Be sure to give your caseworkerContinue Reading

My income has changed, can my order be revised?

Q) My income has changed, can my order be revised? A) Either parent may ask for a review of the order to make sure it is still accurate. Child support offices will review a child support order at least every three years, or when there is a significant change of circumstances, if either parent requests suchContinue Reading

Is there a child support application fee?

Q) Is there a child support application fee? A) People receiving assistance under Medicaid, Foster Care, or cash assistance programs do not have to pay for child support services. For all others, a fee of up to $25 is charged, although some states absorb all or part of the fee or collect payment from the noncustodialContinue Reading

What documents do I need to bring to the child support office?

Q)  What documents do I need to bring to the child support office? A) Bring as much as you can of the following information and documents. This will help the child support office locate the parent, establish paternity, and establish and enforce your child support order. Information about the noncustodial parent name, address and Social SecurityContinue Reading

I tried to get a passport was denied it because of child support

Q) I tried to get a passport for a business trip abroad. The State Department denied it because of child support. I don’t know which state said I owe child support. A) If you do not know which state certified your case, or if you have never owed back child support, check the list provided with the Department of State denial letter for theContinue Reading

Wife is working, when we filed our taxes, the whole refund was taken.

Q) My current wife is working and when we filed our taxes, the whole refund was taken. A) If a couple filed a joint return and only one of them is liable for child support payments, in non-community property states the other spouse can file an amended return to receive his or her share of the tax refund. The person who is not responsibleContinue Reading

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Child moved into our house, should dad still pay the mother child support

Case stuck in the jurisdiction. whats the best thing for me?

My son has 3 children from a first marriage, he needs help

How much child support does he have to pay if he makes $16 dollars an hour?

I need 2012 reward letter sent to me

Can her dad put me on child support and take my daughter?

She told him to leave – after the child was born, divorced, he had to pay

Will his disability be garnished automatically for past child support?

Your office got my income tax refund of $1192 for back child support.

Hi I have been trying to find out about my Child Support case.

file a petition to terminate the arrears and child support order

My Child support payments went to the wrong person.