What the child support program does

  • Locates the non-custodial parent by using federal and state tools such as the Parent Locator Services.
  • Establishes legal fatherhood for your child.
  • Establishes a support order, which is the legal record of what the non-custodial parent must pay for your child. This order could include medical support, health insurance coverage, or help with child care for your child.
  • Collects and distributes child support payments from the non-custodial parent.
  • Enforces unpaid child and medical support and child care.
  • Reviews and recommends changes to your support order.
  • Works with other states and countries on child support orders that cross over borders.
  • Works through the court system in New Jersey to resolve disputes, as necessary, and ensure due process.