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Somerset County Board of Social Services
Address:73 East High Street P.O. Box 936
City:Somerville
State:NJ
Zip:08876
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:to locate a parent prior to an order
Somerset County Child SupportSomerset County Courthouse
Address:20 North Bridge Street P.O. Box 3000
City:Somerville
State:NJ
Zip:08876
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:to enforce an existing order
Somerset County Courthouse
Address:North Bridge & High Streets, 2nd FloorP.O. Box 3000
City:Somerville
State:NJ
Zip:08876
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:to establish or change an order

Organizational Divisions: What service does each organization provide?

  • Welfare: 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.
  • Family Court: 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.
  • Probation: 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.