What is the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)?

OCSE partners with federal, state, tribal and local governments and others to promote parental responsibility so that children receive support from both parents even when they live in separate households.

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Help for Families

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Contact Your State or Tribal Child Support Agency

Get help with your case or learn how to apply for child support


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Child Support Handbook - Answers to Your Questions

A guide to help you get the child support payments your child needs and deserves


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Nuestros Hijos, Nuestra Responsabilidad

Una guía para ayudarle a obtener los pagos de mantención de menores lo que sus hijos necesitan y merecen


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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers on how to get, change or enforce a child support order and more

Help for Child Support Professionals

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Intergovernmental Reference Guide (IRG): Policy Profiles and Contacts

Child support program, policy, and local contact information


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Fact Sheets: Family-Centered Innovations

New ways child support agencies are helping parents support their children


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Health Care Connections

Information and resources about the Affordable Care Act for the child support community


Form and Instructions


Federally approved forms and instructions for child support professionals