Parents and Guardians

Whether you are a custodial parent who needs or receives child support or a noncustodial parent who pays child support, the Office of the Attorney General has services and resources for you.

Child Support Interactive

The Child Support Interactive Web site is an award-winning secure online resource that you can use to:

  • apply for services
  • check case status
  • check payment status
  • change your address

You will need to log in to access case information on Child Support Interactive. Forgot your Customer Identification Number (CIN)? No problem. Go to Child Support Interactive and when you are ready to log in, you will see an option to help you find your CIN.

Other important Links for Parents

You are the custodial parent if you have custody of the child: your child is in your primary care and lives with you most of the time. You are the noncustodial parent if you do not have primary care of your child: your child lives with the other parent most of the time and you pay child support. Here are some useful links especially for the custodial or noncustodial parent.

Custodial parents:
[need or receive child support]
Noncustodial parents:
[pay child support]
  • Apply for services
    (requires login)
  • Sign up for Direct deposit
  • Sign up for Texas Debit Card
  • Help me locate a parent
  • Make a child support payment
  • Get help with access/visitation
  • Handbook for Noncustodial Parents
  • Useful Forms for Parents

    These are most frequently needed forms for parents. A complete list of child support forms is available online.

    Custodial parents:
    [need or receive child support]
    Noncustodial parents:
    [pay child support]
  • Direct deposit form
  • Case Inquiry Form (English | Spanish)
  • Request for Warrant Cancellation form (English | Spanish)
  • CP Affidavit of Direct Payments
    (English | Spanish)
  • NCP Affidavit of Direct Payments
    (English | Spanish)
  • Case Inquiry Form
    (English | Spanish)
  • Request for Review of National Medical Support Notice
  • Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view, download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer, download word.

    More about the Child Support Program

    For a full overview of the child support program, you might want to start here: About the Child Support Division. You can also visit the Web site of the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement: OCSE's Web site. Other useful pages are:

    Child Support field offices
    Locate an office in your area
    Send a compliment | File a complaint


    Revised: March 05 2014