Children thrive when they receive financial, emotional, and medical support from both parents, even when they live in separate households. 

Our office helps connect families with local child support programs that locate parents, establish paternity, and set child support orders. Whether you’re a mom, dad, or grandparent, learn how child support can be a reliable source of income for your children.

Contact Your Local Child Support Office

Get contact information for your state, local, or tribal child support office.

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Handbook for Parents

This guide will help you understand our program.

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Child Support 101 Visit disclaimer page

To learn more about the child support program, watch this short video.

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Handbook for Military Families

Service members and families can find information here about your unique child support needs.

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Top Parent Resources

Child Support Glossary

Glossary of common child support terms including a list of acronyms and definitions of terms used by child support workers

Federal Tax Refund Offset Program

Provides an overview and answers questions about the Federal Tax Refund Offset Program

How to Get Child Support

Information on applying for child support and steps to collecting child support

State by State - How to Change a Child Support Order

Provides state-specific information on how to change a child support order

Are you earning less income?

If your income levels have changed, your child support order may be eligible for review and modification

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

Answers to parents' frequently asked questions

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