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Union County Child Support
Address:1143-1145 E. Jersey Street
City:Elizabeth
State:NJ
Zip:07201
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Office Hours:M, T 8:30am-7:00pm; W-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Comments:Due to flooding in the Albender Building located at 1143 East Jersey St., Elizabeth, Probation Division Child Support Enforcement Hearings scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be heard in Room 203 of the Courthouse Rotunda at 2 Broad St., Elizabeth effective May 17 through May 31. Beginning June 1, Probation Division Child Support Enforcement Hearings will be heard in Room 203 of the Courthouse Rotunda on the following Tuesdays: June 7, June 14, June 21, and June 28. Additional dates may be announced as well. Please visit www.njcourts.gov for updated information.
Union County Courthouse Annex
Address:New Annex Building, 2 Elizabeth Plaza, 2nd Floor
City:Elizabeth
State:NJ
Zip:07205
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:Due to flooding in the Albender Building located at 1143 East Jersey St., Elizabeth, Probation Division Child Support Enforcement Hearings scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be heard in Room 203 of the Courthouse Rotunda at 2 Broad St., Elizabeth effective May 17 through May 31. Beginning June 1, Probation Division Child Support Enforcement Hearings will be heard in Room 203 of the Courthouse Rotunda on the following Tuesdays: June 7, June 14, June 21, and June 28. Additional dates may be announced as well. Please visit www.njcourts.gov for updated information.
Union County Division of Social Services
Address:342 Westminster Ave
City:Elizabeth
State:NJ
Zip:07208
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:to locate a parent prior to 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.