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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)
Comments:to enforce an existing order
Union County CourthouseAnnex
Address:New Annex Building, 2 Elizabeth Plaza, 2nd Floor
City:Elizabeth
State:NJ
Zip:07205
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:to establish or change an order
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.