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Child Support

Learn more about the process of filing for, changing, and requesting child support, as well as the guidelines that determine child support.

Child support is money one parent pays to help with a child’s financial needs when the parents don't live together anymore. The parent who the child lives with most of the time is the custodial parent. The other parent is the non-custodial parent. The non-custodial parent usually pays child support to the custodial parent.

Learn about license or registration suspensions for not paying child support

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A list of court locations where you can get a child support order

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