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What is a Division of Child Support?

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What is a Division of Child Support?

Many state governments operate a division of child support. This is a specific government agency that is dedicated to handling and processing child support matters. These types of agencies will work closely with parents, families, lawyers, judges, and social workers regarding child support.

In some cases, child support is connected with a divorce proceeding. If that is the case, then the court may directly handle the child support matters.

What Issues Are Handled By the Child Support Division?

This will depend on the state or local government, as each region may process child support issues differently. Generally speaking, a child support division will handle matters such as:

  • Calculating child support amounts
  • Contesting or modifying child support orders
  • Keeping records of regular child support payments and payment history
  • Working with employers if the support is being garnished from the parent’s wages
  • Handling requests for back child support (unpaid support)
  • Termination of child support

Overall, one of the main tasks of a division of child support is to oversee and regulate the payment of child support. This often requires a close interaction with the paying parent, the employer of the paying parent, and other parties.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Advice Regarding the Division of Child Support?

Dealing with child support issues can sometimes involve complicated legal rules and laws, which may differ in each state. You may need to hire a child support attorney if you need help with any child support filings, requests, or disputes. Your attorney can provide you with the legal guidance that is needed to help resolve your claim. An attorney can also represent you in court if you need to make an appearance.

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Last Modified: 07-05-2018 12:06 AM PDT

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