Arlington, TX (PressExposure) October 30, 2006 -- It's a small wonder how Delaware child support laws work. Applying for child support can be an easy task. First, you would have to request an application for support services by visiting the local child support enforcement office. Then, you would have to fill out an application, turn it in with identification and a copy of the Delaware child support orders.
You will need a copy of the child's birth certificate along will as much information about the non-custodial parent as possible, such as their full name, social security number, address, date of birth, and where they are employed.
Delaware Child Support Enforcement The Division of Child Support Enforcement office will provide assistance in locating the non-custodial parents. When applying for child support it is very important that you as the custodial parent provide as much information about the non-custodial parent in order to track them down.
The Delaware Child Support Enforcement Office has several methods of locating the non-custodial parents. One method is to search the files from the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Labor, and the New Hire Database. When the non-custodial parent is located and found to be residing in a different state, the Delaware Child Support Enforcement Office will contact the child support office in that state and enforce a child support order.
Establishing Delaware Child Support When establishing child support in the state of Delaware, the courts will determine the monthly amount of money that the non-custodial parent must pay. If the courts see fit, the non-custodial parent may also be ordered to provide medical support for the child/children.
Child Support Payments The non-custodial parents have several methods of paying their child support obligations. They can pay by check, money order, electronic fund transfer, or they may have the payments garnished from their wages. Once the non-custodial parents make their timely payments, they are sent to the Division of Delaware Child Support Office where they will send a check to the custodial parents.