The Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General helps get child support and medical support for
dependent children. You may want this assistance for one of the following reasons:
You don't have a court order to establish child support payments, and you want one.
You have a registry-only (RO) case with the Attorney General, but you want other services, such as
enforcement or modification, that would change your case into a full-service (FS) case.
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. Please continue to
read the following information about applying for services.
Before applying, check into the following:
If you are currently receiving state benefits (TANF or Medicaid), you may already have a child support case
with us. Please call us at 1-800-252-8014.
Non-Texas residents can apply for services with the Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney
General of Texas, provided there is a Texas child support order or one of the parties or child(ren)
resides in Texas.
Remember, we require your cooperation if you are to receive the child support services you are requesting.
What You Will Need to Provide
Whether you choose to complete an online application or a paper application, there is information you will
need to provide.
Orders – It is important that you provide a copy of all orders that concern any child who will be
included in the child support case. If you are currently receiving child support payments through the State
Disbursement Unit (SDU), your payments could be delayed until the necessary order information
is received and entered into our system. If you are unable to provide a copy of all orders, please provide
as much of the following information as you can about the orders:
Working Your Case
After we receive your complete application, we will review your case and decide the proper action to take. We will
contact you for any of the following reasons:
if additional information is needed from you
to inform you of court hearing dates and legal actions
to discuss offers of settlements
Once your case is opened, you must notify us in writing or by using this web site if you wish to stop our services.
Our offices try to provide the best level of service to everyone. You have the right to file a complaint with the
local Field Ombudsman if dissatisfied with the standard of service we provide.
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.
In order to process your application, we ask that you fill it out completely. Without the required information,
we will be unable to process your application.
Online Application Signature
By submitting the application for child support services (clicking the Submit button), you agree that we can do
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
Annual Service and Monthly SDU Fees Notice
Beginning September 1, 2011, processing fees for certain cases take effect. If a fee is assessed it will be deducted from your child support payment.
Monthly SDU Fee
Beginning September 1, 2011, custodial parents will pay a $3 monthly fee in cases that receive registry-only payment processing and record-keeping services through the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) for each month in which a child support payment of more than $3 is received. The fee will be deducted from your child support payment.
Annual Service Fee
Beginning October 1, 2011, custodial parents who receive full-service monitoring and enforcement services and have never been on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will pay 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.
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).
Family violence is defined as one member of a family or household using physical force against another member of
the family or household. Family violence may also include threats that cause a person to be afraid for his or her
Select an Application
Select the application that applies to your situation.
Select this application if all these conditions apply to you.