Child Support Services

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Child support covers support (money) for basic expenses, child care and medical and dental costs. Every child needs financial and emotional support from both parents. State and county child support offices work with both parents to help children receive the financial support they need when their parents are not living together. Our child support section provides four primary services:

  • Establishing paternity, including genetic testing when needed.
  • Establishing court orders to pay child support.
  • Collecting and enforcing child support based on court orders.
  • Modifying child support when things change.

Following are additional topics of interest for those seeking child support clarification

What is the role of the Child Support Services Section?

Who is eligible for child support services?

How do I apply for services?

How do I make a payment?

How do I change my child support order?

How can I reduce my child support debt/arrears?

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