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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.



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. Child Support abruptly STOPPED my back rearrages payments.No written correspondence or anything. They say I’ve received all my payments come to find out they owe me!!!! Child Support in some cases’ are ripping OFF CHILD AND CUSTODIAL PARENT..I’M UP IN ARMS’ ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THEY ARE PUTTING ME IN A HARDSHIP!!!!

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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 details… Continue Reading

How do I get copies of my court orders?

Q) How do I get copies of my court orders to pay child Support? A) You can get a copy of your court order from the local child support office that manages your case by: Contact the Superior Court Clerk’s office in the county where the order was obtained. Email, call or visit your local… Continue 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 local… 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

Child Abuse & Neglect Programs

The Children’s Bureau supports programs, research, and monitoring systems that prevent child abuse and neglect while ensuring that children who are victims receive treatment and care. The program provides funding to states and tribes to help them strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The funding also provides for child abuse and neglect assessment,… Continue Reading

Employer will not deduct child support payments. What do I do?

Q) My ex-husband has a good job and is willing to have the payments deducted from his paycheck, but his employer won’t do it. What can I do? A) Under every state’s law, an employer must withhold the support if ordered to, or if the noncustodial parent requests it. If you run into problems with an employer, seek the assistance of your child support… 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

..forced to pay child support. I can barely afford food anymore and I’m fixing to lose my home.

Q) I have court ordered 50/50 custody of my 3 children and I am forced to pay child support and maintain health insurance. I don’t have a problem with maintaining health insurance but child support with 50/50 custody of my children is completely absurd. I can barely afford food anymore and I’m fixing to lose… 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.