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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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  1. If you experiencing a financial hardship due illness you need to ask for a child support hearing so that you can explain your current medical situation and loss of income and request to have your child support obligation reduced or cancelled. Seeing that you both are requesting a cancellation you can arrange a modification between the two of you. Seeing have can come to an agreement to cancel, you can both put it in writing and ask a judge to approve the change.

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..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

Grandson turned 18 and all child support payments stopped. Do you stop collection on payments in arrears?

Q) We had guardianship of our grandson for 8 years. The Courts awarded child support from both mother and father, both are in great arrears. When our grandson turned 18 and graduated school all child support payments stopped and we stopped getting statements. However our account was charged even though no monies were collected. Do you… Continue Reading

My children’s father recently came off of disability. how do I go about getting child support for them?

Q) My children’s father recently came off of disability and is working. I am no longer receiving child support. He is currently working, how do I go about getting child support for them? He says he will take care of it, but I can’t help but worry. A) The court will usually order a temporary modification of… Continue Reading

How can we get a child support order review to have it modified? Financial’s changed for both parties

Q) How can we get a child support order review to have it modified? Financial’s changed for both parties A) If your financial situation has changed it is possible that your child support order could be change to match your change of income. If you are unemployed and have no source of income when your child support… Continue Reading

 My husband pays his ex child support, support owed, child will turn 18, then what happens?

Q) My husband pays his ex child support. She has been ordered to pay (by magistrate) uninsured medical expenses – they are reducing her child support that she received by 20%. However, the child will turn 18/graduate this June (in four months) and the reduction in child support will not even come close to covering what… 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. 

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