Texas Child Support

The Office of the Attorney General
 Child Support Division

As the official child support enforcement agency for the state of Texas, the Office of the Attorney General provides services for parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children. The Office of the Attorney General provides parents with a full range of child support services at no cost. The services are required by federal law and funded by the federal government and the state of Texas.

Texas Access and Visitation Hotline

The Texas Access and Visitation Hotline is the only service of its kind in the nation that provides noncustodial and custodial parents with free phone access to attorneys who provide legal information and assistance related to child custody and visitation issues, as well as paternity and child support information. Hotline attorneys do not represent parents. Rather, they provide explanations of legal orders; provide tools and guidance for resolution of child access issues; and answer parents' questions regarding possession and access orders, custody, paternity and child support. Parents can download sample materials and tools for assistance with child access issues.  Additional brief legal coaching or self-help assistance may be available to eligible callers.