Child Support Toolkit

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Child support programs have demonstrated that innovative strategies, customer-focused services, and advanced technology can improve the reliability of child support payments, particularly for low-income families.  Collecting support every month depends on employment for noncustodial parents, cooperation between parents, and the parents’ emotional connection with their children. Click on each bubble in the chart to explore family-centered strategies.

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Intergovernmental Reference Guide

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Visit the Intergovernmental Reference Guide (IRG) for state, tribal, and international child support agency contact and policy information

Help for Families

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Handbook on Child Support - Answers to Your Questions

A guide to help you get the child support payments your child needs and deserves


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Nuestros Hijos, Nuestra Responsabilidad

Una guía para ayudarle a obtener los pagos de mantención de menores lo que sus hijos necesitan y merecen


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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers on how to get, change or enforce a child support order and more


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Contact Your State or Tribal Child Support Agency

Get help with your case or learn how to apply for child support

Quick Fact

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Average monthly child support payment

Or $5,150 per year, according to Support Providers: 2010, the new Census Bureau statistics in the Survey of Income and Program Participation.

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