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					          Child Support Enforcement
               Adams County, Colorado


7190 Colorado Blvd
Commerce City, Colorado 80022
(303)227-2233
    Introduction
   Who are we?
       Adams County Department of Social
        Services
   Our Teams
       Intake
       Establishment
       Accounting
       Enforcement
Confidentiality

   Office Policy

   Non Disclosure
       Must have a good reason
    Definitions

   Custodial Party

   Non-Custodial Party

   TANF
        Intake
   Types of Referrals
       TANF - Mandatory
       Medicaid - Optional
       Self Referral
   The Intake Process
       Interview
       Location of other parent
       Is there an order established?
            If yes, case goes to the accounting, then enforcement section
            If no, case goes to the establishment section
Establishment
   Establishment Process
       DNA Tests Are Used When Needed
            If a person is found to be the father the case
             will proceed
            If a person is excluded by the test, the case will
             be dismissed
       Once Paternity is Established
            A support order is then established
            The father’s name is added to the child birth
             certificate, if not already noted
Establishment
   Child Support Orders
       Administrative Process Action – Through
        Our Office
            Used to establish paternity and support when
             there is no need to appear in court
       Judicial – Through the Court
            Commonly used for minors, multiple alleged
             fathers, other pending or closed cases that
             have not addressed child support, or when
             non-disclosure is indicated
Review and Adjustment

     Review and Adjustment
         Used to modify already existing orders
         Request must be in writing
         No guarantee that amount will
          increase or decrease
    Guidelines

   Guidelines
       Support amounts are determined by using
        a formula that takes the incomes of both
        parties into consideration
    Accounting
   Accounting
      Creates Ledgers and Posts Arrears

      Provides Arrears Calculations

   The Family Support Registry
      Accepts All Payments

      Provides Billing

      Provides Payment Histories

                  Family Support Registry
                  PO Box 2171
                  Denver, CO 80201
                 (303) 299-9123
Enforcement
     Administrative Remedies
         Drivers License Suspension
         Professional License Suspension
         Lottery Intercepts
         Bank Garnishments
         Wage Garnishments
         Workers Comp Liens and Attachments
         Unemployment Benefits Attachments
         Federal and State Tax Offsets
         Credit Reporting
Enforcement
    Judicial Remedies
        Judgments
        Property Liens
        Contempts
        Federal Prosecutions
    Negotiations
        The monthly arrears payment may be
         negotiable with the enforcement technician
        Remedies may also be negotiated in
         exchange for lump sum payments or
         employment verification
      Other Child Support Facts
   Enforcement will continue until emancipation and arrears
    paid in full
   Medical Support
   Fees
      Free to TANF Recipients

      $20.00 for Non-TANF Recipients

   Interstate Actions
   Locate Resources
      Federal and State Parent Locator Services

      Department of Labor and Employment

      DMV

      The Social Security Administration

      Federal and State New Hire Reporting

      Internet Locator Services
Foster Care
   Child Support is collected for both
    parents
   Out of home placement
       Residential Centers
       Foster Homes
       Emergency Shelters
Vision
 The Child Support Enforcement
 Program will put children first by
 helping both parents assume
 responsibility for the economic and
 social well-being, health and stability
 of their children. We recognize that
 children benefit from positive,
 ongoing relationships with both
 parents.
Questions




 Adams County Child Support Enforcement
 7190 Colorado Blvd
 Commerce City, Colorado 80022
 (303)227-2233

				
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