Get Help with the Paperwork

The child support system is complicated – but you don’t have to do it alone. Whether you are paying or receiving support, having a record of your child support agreement and payments is a smart thing to do. Opening a case protects both parents. Your local agency is here to help both of you with the paperwork, the deadlines, making and receiving payments, and with changing your agreement if life events mean you need a new deal. Don’t hesitate to ask for help, that’s what we do.

How a Child Support Case Works

Avoid Going to Court

Did you know that getting a child support order does not always mean going to court? If you and the other parent can agree on a plan, your local office can witness your signatures and file the agreement for you, and you don’t have to appear in court.  If you and the other parent don’t get along, a caseworker who won’t take sides can help you both create an agreement.  It doesn’t have to be a fight.  We can help.

Watch this video to learn more.

Medical Support Orders

If you are a single parent, you already know it’s not an easy job. But did you know the law says that if your child needs medical insurance and the other parent has it, through their work or other source, your child HAS to be on their insurance? It’s called a “medical support order”.

Our office can help you get a medical support order, so if your ex has a job with medical insurance, your kids will have it too. There are other great programs out there as well – some to help the parent who is paying child support, others to help the parent receiving child support. We don’t take sides, we work with both parents to help make the system work.

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