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Essex County Child Support
212 Washington St., 11th Floor
to enforce an existing order
Essex County Department of Citizen Services, Division of Welfare
18 Rector Street, 9th Floor
to locate a parent prior to an order
Essex County Family Division
212 Washington St. Central Intake Unit
Room # 103, 1st Floor to establish or change an order
Organizational Divisions: What service does each organization provide?
The county Boards of Social Services; also known as welfare agencies, handle child support cases. The agencies work to find non-custodial parents, establish paternity and file complaints with the courts for child support and paternity. They also provide access to welfare/ TANF benefits, food stamps, Medicaid, child care, employment services and other local assistance programs.
The county Family Courts schedule, conduct, record and keep track of court hearings and orders in a child support case, including issues of custody and visitation.
The county Probation Divisions monitor money due and paid for child support and help make sure the support continues getting paid through various enforcement efforts, if necessary.
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