What is Child Support?
Child support or child maintenance is the ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent, caregiver or guardian, for the care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has been terminated.
In family law, child support is often arranged as part of a divorce, marital separation, marital dissolution, marriage annulment, determination of parentage or dissolution of a civil union and may supplement alimony (spousal support) arrangements.
Child Support Resources
If you are looking for child support enforcement resources, do a Google search using the terms “child support enforcement” followed by your city and state. Enforcement of child support payments is usually handled at the local level, so this is the best way to find the help you need.
Help With Child Support Cases
To hire a private investigator that specializes in child support cases, please visit our Private Investigator Directory. While a private detective can’t enforce the law, they can help with tracking down a deadbeat parent, checking out their financial resources, and conducting surveillance, if needed.