CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS INFORMATION
Enforcement Agencies, Calculator Services

CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS: When one of the parents does not share the same home with the other parent and their child or children, he or her must pay court-ordered monetary compensation specifically intended for the care of the children by the custodial parent.

The non-custodial parent must make child support payments until:

  • The child reaches the age of majority
  • The child is active-duty military
  • or until the child is declared emancipated by the court

The courts may award joint physical custody or sole custody based on the discretion of the judge or the findings of a child custody evaluator regarding the best interest of the child. 

The Child Support Enforcement Division can help with services such as:

  • Establishing paternity
  • Locating a parent
  • Establishing a court order for child support or health insurance coverage
  • Modifying a court order for child support or health insurance coverage
  • Enforcing a court order for child support or health insurance coverage
  • Collecting and distributing spousal and child support payments

A parent does not have to pay child support if:

  • The court terminates his/her parental rights and financial responsibilities for the child
  • Both parents agree that the support is no longer needed
  • or if the parent allows someone else to adopt the child

Payment amounts are determined by the court based on the parents’ income, and the amount of time each parent has physical custody of the child.

CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS CALCULATOR

Unless both parents agree to a different payment amount, the court will usually calculate a percentage of the non-custodial or paying parent's net income by following the guidelines below:

  • 20% for 1 child
  • 25% for 2 children
  • 30% for 3 children
  • 35% for 4 children
  • 40% for 5 or more children

For cases of split or joint custody and/or multiple children in different households, special rules may apply.

When the paying parent earns more than Six Thousand Dollars per month (net income), the percentage applied will only apply to the first $6000. This amount may be increased, if the court finds that the child  has additional or exceptional needs that require a higher amount for support.

The court may identify the following as income:

Wages, Commissions, Tips, Bonuses, Self-employment earnings, Social Security benefits, Disability payments, Workers’ compensationUnemployment benefits, Private or Government Retirement benefits, Veteran’s benefits, Pensions,  Annuities, Interest...

Changes in income and circumstances may affect the support payments and child custody, which become subject to modification by the court.

CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS ENFORCEMENT CONTACT

Alabama Toll Free: 1 (800) 762-8903

Alaska Toll Free: 1 (800) 478-3300

Arizona Toll Free: 1 (800) 543-7383

Arkansas Toll Free: 1 (800) 264-2445

California Toll Free: 1 (800) 952-5253

Colorado: 1-303-866-5994

Connecticut Toll Free: 1 (800) 228-5437

Dist of Columbia: 1-202-724-5610

Delaware: 1-302-577-4807

Florida Toll Free: 1 (800) 622-5437

Georgia Toll Free: 1 (800) 227-7993

Hawaii Toll Free: 1 (800) 468-4644

Idaho Toll Free: 1 (800) 356-9868

Illinois Toll Free: 1 (800) 447-4278

Indiana: 1-317-232-4894

Iowa: 1-515-281-5580

Kansas: 1-913-296-3237

Kentucky Toll Free: 1 (800) 248-1168

Louisiana: 1-504-342-4780

Maine Toll Free: 1 (800) 371-3101

Maryland Toll Free: 1 (800) 638-3912

Massachusetts Toll Free: 1 (800) 332-2733

Michigan: 1-517-373-7570

Minnesota: 1-612-296-2499

Mississippi Toll Free: 1 (800) 562-2959

Missouri Toll Free: 1 (800) 859-7999

Montana Toll Free: 1 (800) 346-5437

Nebraska Toll Free: 1 (800) 831-4573

Nevada Toll Free: 1 (800) 992-0900

New Hampshire Toll Free: 1 (800) 852-3345 EXT. 4427

New Jersey Toll Free: 1 (800) 621-5432

New Mexico Toll Free: 1 (800) 432-6217

New York Toll Free: 1 (800) 227-7035

North Carolina Toll Free: 1 (800) 662-7030

North Dakota: 1-701-224-3582

Ohio Toll Free: 1 (800) 686-1556

Oklahoma Toll Free: 1 (800) 522-2922

Oregon: 1-503-378-5439

Pennsylvania Toll Free: 1 (800) 932-0211

Rhode Island Toll Free: 1 (800) 922-0536

South Carolina: 1-803-737-5870

South Dakota: 1-605-773-3641

Tennessee Toll Free: 1 (800) 874-0530

Texas Toll Free: 1 (800) 252-3515

Utah Toll Free: 1 (800) 257-9156

Vermont Toll Free: 1 (800) 622-4129

Virginia Toll Free: 1 (800) 662-1969

Washington Toll Free: 1 (800) 442-5437

West Virginia Toll Free: 1 (800) 634-4419

Wisconsin: 1-608-226-9909

Wyoming Toll Free: 1 (800) 457-3659


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