Arkansas child support is known to be administered under the Office of Child Support Enforcement. The (OCSE) is under the jurisdiction of the Division of Revenue, which is within the Department of Finance and Administration.
Applying for Child Support
Any parent who receives state assistance, such as Foster care or Transitional Employment Assistance will be automatically referred to the Office of Child Support Enforcement for any child support help. Child Support applications can be obtained through your local child support enforcement office or by calling the local number which is provided for you by clicking the link below. The Office of Child Support Enforcement aims to retrieve at least a partial amount of the actual cost of services that it provides to parents that are not in the Transitional Employment Assistance programs. These cost include: legal work done by an (OCSE) attorney, cost to establish paternity, and the expenses of locating the missing non-custodial parent.
Enforcing Arkansas Child Support
Child support laws, weather state or federal provides a numerous amount of tools and methods that Arkansas child support can us to collect and enforce child support laws. These methods include: income withholding, property liens, unemployment compensations deducted, reporting any debt to the credit bureaus, the suspensions of drivers licenses etc. These methods will be enforced on any non-custodial parent who is behind are refuses to pay child support.
Modifying Arkansas Child Support
Over the years child support orders may need to be modified due to a change in life styles. The OCSE office can provides assistance with these procedures. You may also modify a child support order and have it terminated if the child no longer needs support.
In today's world, child support plays an important role in the custodial parent and child's life. Child support payments assist the custodial parents to provide and nurture their children. Child support payments help pay for food, clothes and anything else the child may need to survive and live a health live. For more information on Arkansas Child Support, please click the links below.