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Child Support Division

As the official child support enforcement agency for the State of Texas, the Office of the Attorney General provides services for parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children. About the Child Support Program.

What's New?

1/23/14: Target Corporation Breach

If you have a Texas Debit Card that was impacted by the Target Corporation breach that occurred from November 27, 2013 to December 15, 2013, and have not yet received your replacement debit card, please contact EPPICard Customer Service toll free at 1-866-729-6159. Customer Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


2/27/14: Free Tax Help

Your Money. You Earned It. Bring it Back Home!

If you worked in 2013, you could be eligible for a tax refund of as much as $6,044. File a federal tax return for free and bring your money back home to Texas.

Search using the phrase "Vita program" at 2-1-1 Texas or call 2-1-1 for the nearest location. Thank you!


1/3/12: Mistaken Paternity
The 82nd Texas Legislature amended the Texas Family Code to allow courts to terminate the parent-child relationship and the duty to pay child support in circumstances of mistaken paternity. Men who meet the requirements of the law may seek court-ordered genetic testing. If testing excludes a man as the child's biological father, the court may terminate the parent-child relationship and the duty to pay future child support. Read our frequently asked questions to learn more about the new law.


7/5/11: Child Support Fees
Custodial parents with full-service cases who have never received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will pay a $25 service fee each year that they receive at least $500 in child support collections. A $3 monthly fee will be collected from custodial parents who receive registry-only payment processing and record keeping services through the federally mandated State Disbursement Unit. Read our frequently asked questions to learn more about child support fees.


2/24/10: Surviving an Economic Downturn: Information for Parents Who Pay or Need Child Support
Many parents are feeling the pinch of the slumping economy. The Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General establishes, enforces and modifies existing child support orders when needed. Read our step by step guide to find out how your child support order may be modified through our office. The guide includes an online calculator for determining if your child support order may qualify for a modification, and frequently asked questions about child support and the economy.

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Revised: February 27 2014