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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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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

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. Continue 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 noncustodial… Continue Reading

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

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 Security… 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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