General Services


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Service We Offer

We are here to assist you with the following services:
  • Maintenance of child support records
  • Assistance in establishing paternity through genetic testing
  • Establishment of a child support or medical support order
  • Initiation of wage withholding
  • Collection and the disbursement of payments
  • Location of absent parents responsible for support
  • Enforcement of support and medical orders
  • Modification of support orders and health coverage responsibilities
  • Attachment of wages, bank accounts, unemployment benefits, government retirement checks, federal and state income tax refunds, and bonus benefits

Service We Do Not Offer

We cannot assist you with the following:
  • Cannot deal directly with issues of visitation and/or custody. This must be pursued through private action in the Court
  • Cannot offer and/or dispense legal advice. This should be handled by a private attorney or by contacting Juvenile or Domestic Court directly
  • Does not provide representation for the Obligor or Obligee at court hearings. Although the CSEA will have prosecutors present at court hearings, the prosecutor represents the CSEA and the state, not the individual Obligor or Obligee or children
  • Does not provide copies of Journal Entries for Domestic or Juvenile Court Orders. These can be obtained through the Clerk of Courts
  • Cannot give credit for direct payments not made through the CSEA. By law, direct payments are considered a gift. The parties can petition the Court to credit direct payments
  • Cannot dictate or verify how support money is utilized (i.e. rent, utilities, food, clothing, etc.)
  • Cannot use an Obligor’s or Obligee’s current spouse’s income when determining the support obligation because that person is not legally obligated to support your child
  • Cannot address any spousal support issue not related to collection and disbursement of payments