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Applying for Child Support Services

Introduction

The Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General helps get child support and medical support for dependent children.

To receive child support service, you will need to complete an application. The application can be completed online (recommended method) or you may request that an application be mailed or e-mailed to you.

Important Safety Information

We share your address and other identifying information with other state and federal agencies. We share this information only for child support reasons. The information may become available to the other parent. Contact us immediately if the following conditions exist:

  • Your case information should not be given out because of family violence.
  • Going through the child support process poses a threat to you or your child(ren).

If you have concerns about you or your child(ren)'s safety, there are some protections available in the child support process. Please visit our Information for Survivors of Family Violence Frequently Asked Questions web page.

Caution

Please be aware that our attorneys represent the State of Texas. They provide child support and medical support services, but they do not represent you or any other individual.

Annual Service and Monthly SDU Fees

Monthly SDU Fee
Custodial parents who receive registry-only payment processing and record-keeping services through the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) will be charged a $3 monthly fee for each month that a child support payment of more than $3 is received. The fee will be deducted from your child support payment.

Annual Service Fee
Custodial parents who receive full-service monitoring and enforcement services and have never received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will be charged a $25 service fee for each year that they receive at least $500 in child support collections. The fee will be deducted from your child support payment.

Online Application Signature

By submitting the application for child support services (clicking the Submit Application button), you agree that we can do the following:

  • provide you with all appropriate child support services for the case
  • use any information obtained to provide child support services
  • close your case if you do not cooperate
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