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Child Support office State programs assists custodial parents by establishing parentage and orders for child and medical support, locating noncustodial parents and their property, enforcing child and medical support orders, and modifying support orders as appropriate. In some states Non-custodial parents enrolled in an insurance plan at work may be required to include the child under this coverage while those not covered by any insurance plan may be required to obtain medical coverage, if available at a reasonable cost. Child support Programs provide assistance which helps to ensure that parents fulfill their mutual obligation to financially support and provide health care for their children.

Steps In Establishing Child SupportChild Support

  1. Open a child support case

  2. Locate the noncustodial parent

  3. Establish paternity

  4. File a child support support order

  5. Set-up child support payment

  6. Enforce the order

  7. Review the order




Child support assistance/enforcement may be provided by private attorneys, legal clinics, family law facilitators’ offices or child support enforcement programs which are available in all states, often as a component of the district attorney’s office. Child support office services helps children receive the financial support necessary for their growth and development. Included are services for people who want to locate an absent parent; establish paternity; establish a child support order; request that the non-custodial parent provide health insurance for a child in conjunction with a child support order; change the amount of a child support award; dispute a child support award; or enforce payment of child support monies in cases where the supporting parent is delinquent in paying or refuses to pay or make health insurance arrangements altogether. Child support is money paid by one parent to another for the maintenance, including the education, of their children following the dissolution of their marriage or other relationship.

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Child support office agencies provide the following services:

  • locate noncustodial parents

  • establish paternity

  • establish and enforce support orders

  • modify orders when appropriate

  • collect and pay child support payments

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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  1. Your child support payments can be changed only by a court’s modification order. The modification process can increase or decrease payments. The ways you can lower child support payments will vary by circumstance. You will need to convince a court that the financial situation of one or both of the parents has changed substantially generally. To lower your payments, you will need to file a motion in court to modify your child support payments. Most courts have pre-printed “fill in the blank” motion forms You will need to file this motion in the court that issued the initial child support order.

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Father does not get to visit child, pays $500 for child support, lost license home and family due to mother moving away.

Q) Child lives with mother and father was granted visitation rights. Mother refuses to pick up phone calls or answer any text messages that attempt the father to schedule visits. Father starts paying child support on time to show that he’s willing to help but starts to fall behind because even with attempting to file contempt… Continue Reading

Can I have the income withholding applied to my existing child support order?

Q) Can I have the income withholding applied to my existing child support order? A) Yes. You can apply for the income withholding through your local child support office or your attorney. Though there are limits on how much of a person’s check can be withheld, income withholding can be used for both ongoing support and arrearages. Ask the child support agency how this can… Continue Reading

How long do I have to pay child support?

Q) How long do I have to pay child support? A) Emancipation and the age of majority for termination of child support are determined by the states and tribes. Some states have provision for child support payments while a child is in college. See state and tribal ages of majority in the Intergovernmental Reference Guide. You can also check with the child support agency. For… Continue Reading

When will I start receiving child support after getting off cash assistance?

Q) if I receive cash assistance for my kids instead of child support but the father is making payments but the state is collecting it when will I start receiving child support payments if I get off of cash assistance? A) Each state administrate there child support program differently and have their own guide-lines.You will need… Continue Reading

I have been paying my arrears and they say i haven’t. I have receipts where i did. They threaten to kill my license

Q) No one knows anythig in carrolton. I have been paying my arrears and they say i haven’t. I have receipts where i did. They threaten to kill my license for being back three months. I wish to have a court appearance to prove i have. Can you help me please. C***********@gmail.com 7** 4**0 9***. Thanks… Continue Reading

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

Q) I can’t find my child and the custodial parent. What can I do? A) One of the services of the child support program is helping to locate children in parental kidnapping cases. Federal law allows the use of the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) in parental kidnapping or child custody cases (including cases in which the custodial parent has hidden the child in… Continue Reading

what is child support intervention?

Q) what is child support intervention? A) According to an online article by PAMELA C. OVWIGHO, PH.D. – “In an effort to reduce the growth of child support arrears balances and boost current support collections, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement, 2005) recommends the adoption of “early intervention” strategies. The goal of early intervention… Continue 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 the… Continue Reading

I just went to court and was awarded Child Support but the judge didn’t say how they would be paid.

Q) Hi, I just went to court and was awarded Child Support but the judge didn’t say how they would be paid. In Orange County, NY if the respondent doesn’t show for the court dates and a decision is made without them, will the support be docked automatically from the respondents paycheck? I know the respondent… Continue Reading

Child’s father said his federal tax refund was taken for child support.

Q) My child’s father told me weeks ago that his federal tax refund was taken for child support. When will I get the money? A) It usually takes three to five weeks from the time the money is offset from the obligor’s tax refund until the state receives it. The Department of the Treasury has encouraged states to hold collections from joint tax returns… Continue Reading

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DISCLAIMER: This site is NOT affiliated with any government sites or agencies, this site is for informational purposes only. If you have questions about child support issues it’s always best you contact your local child support office.