Child Support Help
Obtaining an adequate child support support order, and either enforcing or modifying it, often requires the assistance of a skilled child support attorney and the help of state agencies. The following resources will help you better understand how to hire a family lawyer and interact with government agencies when dealing with child support matters.
- Guide to Getting Child Support [pdf]
Basics on obtaining child support, with information about determining support amounts; what it does and does not cover; the process of modifying child support; and other child support issues.
- Get Legal Help with Child Support
How the representation of an attorney can support your child's best interests in a child support proceeding; with links to FindLaw’s lawyer directory.
- Find a Child Support Lawyer in Your Area
FindLaw’s directory of experienced and qualified child support lawyers, which can be searched by city; county; metropolitan area; or state.
- Guide to Hiring a Lawyer
Multiple articles and resources to help you make the right decision when hiring an attorney to help you with a child support order or any other legal issue.
- State Child Support Guidelines
Links to state-specific resources and documents pertaining to child support; such as state court guidelines and procedures; applicable statutes; forms; and tools to help you calculate child support amounts.
- National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA)
Homepage for the National Child Support Enforcement Association, a non-profit organization involved in various forms of advocacy on behalf of custodial parents seeking child support.
- State Public Assistance Information
Links to state-specific agencies that handle the needs of public assistance and welfare recipients, including those receiving or seeking child support payments.
- Child Support Forms
State-specific links to various child support court forms, covering such processes as filing for child support; modifying child support; and enforcing a child support order.