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Child Support FAQ

  • How do I get an order for paternity and/or child support?
  • Do I need an attorney to get an order for support?
  • Does the FOC and the judge have to use the child support formula?
  • Where and how do I make payments?
  • How do I obtain payment information?
  • How are payments disbursed?
  • How do I change my address and employment information?
  • When does child support start?
  • Can I receive child support after my child reaches age 18?
  • My child turned 18 and/or graduated from high school and I am still paying child support. Why?
  • If I have been paying my child support and the custodial parent is not allowing parenting time, do I have to keep paying support?
  • The other parent is not paying support as ordered. What can I do?
  • The payer’s employer states that the support payment was mailed to the FOC, but I haven’t received it yet.
  • Can I pay the other parent directly?
  • If I am receiving public assistance (TANF or FIP), do I still get child support?
  • How may I apply for a change in child support?
  • How do I report a lost or stolen check?
  • What if the check was missing over a year ago?
  • Will support be modified if the payer is in jail or prison?
  • How do I start income withholding?
  • What are service fees?