Do you need child support? Do you need an existing child support order reviewed? Do you need existing child support increased or decreased? Oftentimes the Texas Office of Attorney General (OAG) can assist you with one of these issues.
Have you ever called your local Office of Attorney General and been told that you can apply for services online? For those not familiar with the website of the OAG, this task may seem daunting. Most people just do not know where to begin. Let this be a stepping stone to help you navigate the website in applying for child support services.
The Texas Attorney General has a website (texasattorneygeneral.gov) that has been tailored to be more user friendly. When reaching their page, you will notice Child Support is prominently displayed on the front page in the first display box. Start by clicking on the blue box titled Child Support.
You will next be directed to the page below. Click on the red banner prominently displayed.
"Welcome!" is the next page you will see. I recommend bookmarking this page for future visits to the site as it gives you direct access to the login page.
Please note there is NO charge to apply for child support services, but there may be nominal fees after services are established.
Once you feel ready to proceed, click on the blue banner that says Apply for Services and follow the application instructions.
You will see this page next.
Do your children live with you? Yes or No?
This question helps the Office of Attorney General determine if you are the custodial parent (CP) or non-custodial parent (NCP). You will see these terms used frequently throughout the application process. You will answer accordingly and hereafter each question is going to be tailored to your specific situation.
The FAQ's link located at the bottom of each page is highly informative with useful questions you may have either before starting the application process or after the application has been submitted.
We encourage you to thoroughly review the website to see all the services provided by the Attorney General of Texas.
If you feel you would rather have an attorney help you with your child support situation, the attorneys at Payne & Truitt are trained and prepared to work for you.
Contact us today to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys.