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Navigating the child support process and establishing paternity can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming, but there are many services out there designed to help.

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Child Support

Learn how to apply for Child Support Services
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.
Texas Child Support Resources

  • The Child Support Recovery Act of 1992 makes it a federal crime for a parent to avoid meeting his/her child support obligations. Get local help with enforcing and collecting child support from Child Support Resources.
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Why should we establish paternity for our baby?

Establishing paternity is one of the most important steps unmarried parents can take because it creates a legal relationship between a father and his child.

Access and Visitation Help

A compilation of community services available to families to facilitate shared parenting after separation or divorce from the Texas Attorney General’s office.

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