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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.

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  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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244 Responses to Tell Us Your Experience At Your Local Child Support Office

  1. True I already pay child support for my three children, and they send me a letter that I still own $4.000 I have three kids and I was paying for 4since 1986, they never gave me back my money for that other kid that wasn’t my.

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Q) Is it possible to collect the support payments from personal property? A) Under some state laws, the enforcement official can issue an order to withhold and deliver. The order is sent to the person, company, or institution that is holding property belonging to the debtor, such as a bank account, investments, or personal property. The holder of the property must deliver it either… Continue Reading

What does the child support agency need to know?

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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 noncustodial… Continue Reading

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

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The Administration for Children & Families (ACF)

The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services.  ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. ACF programs aim to: Empower families and individuals to increase their economic independence and productivity Encourage strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive… Continue Reading

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

Q) I just found out that I was named the father of a child I never even knew about. How can that happen and what can I do about it? A) If you have received papers naming you as the father of a child, and providing information about attending a hearing, contacting the child support agency or some other tribunal, or other action that… Continue Reading

The Federal Child Support Program

The federal child support program was established in 1975 under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. It functions in all states and several tribes and territories, through the state/county Social Services Department, Attorney General’s Office, or Department of Revenue. Most states work with prosecuting attorneys, other law enforcement agencies, and officials of family or… Continue Reading

I’m getting a divorce, my spouse wants me to pay child support to her.

Q) I’m getting a divorce and my spouse wants me to pay child support directly to her. Can I insist on paying through the child support office? A) A noncustodial parent can apply for child support services if the case is not being enforced through the child support program, unless the support order requires you to pay her directly. Since January 1994, support orders… Continue Reading

State Child Support Offices

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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. 

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