Missouri Child Support Online
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Parents’ Fair Share — How can support payments be What’s This Parents’ Fair Share is a program that helps noncustodial parents become self–sufﬁcient made and received? so they can ﬁnancially support their children. FSD offers several ways for child support pay- Services include: • Parent education ments to be made and received. Information on all of these methods may be obtained by calling About • Remedial education one of the telephone numbers below or viewing the Internet site listed. Child Support? • Job training and search If you are ordered to pay child support, you • Peer support may: • Mediation • Arrange for automatic withdrawal from • Child support services your checking or savings account; • Make online support payments at: mo.smartchildsupport.com; What information is needed? • Send a check or money order; or • Send a payment through Western FSD staff want to provide helpful and courteous Union®. service. Parents can help by providing as much information as possible. Information they can If you receive child support, you may: provide includes: • Arrange for direct deposit of your pay- ments into your bank account; or • Legal documents such as birth certiﬁcates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees and • Receive payments on the SecuritE Card, support payment records; which is a prepaid debit MasterCard® loaded with your support payments. • Information about the other OF SOCIA NT parent’s home LS DEPARTME ER V address, ICES . employer MI and/or S S O U RI other income Missouri source; Family Support Division 615 Howerton Court • Complete P.O. Box 2320 ﬁnancial Jefferson City, MO 65102–2320 information; (573) 751–4301 and TDD: (800) 735–2966 Every child has a right to receive CSE Help Line: (800) 859–7999 support from both parents even if the • Any changes in job, Internet address: parents are divorced, separated or www.dss.mo.gov/cse never married. The Family Support address or Division helps families get the support *** An Equal Opportunity/Afﬁrmative Action Employer *** health care All services provided on a nondiscriminatory basis coverage. CSE–1 (Rev. 6–06) they need. Who is eligible for Establishment and What help is available? Review of Support Orders — child support services? FSD establishes child and medical support The Missouri Family Support Division (FSD) F S D h e l p s f a m i l i e s b y p ro v i d i n g t h e orders when a support order does not exist. FSD is a state agency that provides child support following services: also reviews existing child and medical support services to: orders to determine if the orders should be Location — changed. When determining the amount of the • Custodial parents — parents who live with If a parent’s whereabouts is unknown, FSD uses child support payment, FSD staff use the child the children. the following resources to help ﬁnd that parent: support guidelines established by the Missouri • Noncustodial parents — parents who do • Division of Motor Vehicle and Driver Supreme Court. The guidelines consider the not live with the children. Licensing records; income of both parents. • Division of Employment Security records; • Custodians — legal guardians of the Enforcement of Support Orders — children (other than the parents). • State Parent Locator Service, which provides FSD helps families receive their child, medical information from Missouri tax records, the and spousal support by: • Adult children — persons between the Department of Corrections and other states’ ages 18–21. • Withholding income (wages, Workers’ locator resources; Compensation benefits, unemployment • Alleged fathers — men whose fatherhood • Federal Parent Locator Service, which compensation beneﬁts, etc.); is in question. provides information from the Social • Intercepting federal and state income tax Security Administration, Internal Revenue refunds; A person does not have to live in Missouri Service, Department of Defense and other to receive FSD’s services. If children receive federal locator resources; and • Ordering employers to enroll noncustodial public assistance, FSD parents’ children in health care plans; • New Hire Reporting, which employers use will automatically • Reporting noncustodial parents who owe to report newly hired employees to FSD. provide services. past–due support to credit bureaus; If children do not Paternity Establishment — • Filing liens on personal and/or real receive public FSD can help establish paternity (legal property; assistance, a fatherhood) for children born to unmarried • Intercepting lottery winnings; person can parents. If the parents are certain “dad” is the • Suspending licenses (drivers, recreational, apply for child’s father, all they need to do is sign a form. professional); services. In Missouri the form is called the Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity. If there is any doubt • Asking the prosecuting attorney to ﬁle civil who the child’s father is, FSD can arrange for contempt or criminal non–support charges; and genetic tests. If the genetic tests show the man to be the child’s father, • Working with other states to collect support FSD or the court may when noncustodial parents live outside enter an order Missouri. establishing paternity.