How Support Orders Are Made

Once the court or Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) establishes a support order, the order can be modified to reflect changing life circumstances. For instance, when one party or the other loses a job or gains income. And orders can be terminated for a variety of reasons, such as when a child turns 18.

And in cases when an obligor (the person ordered to pay support) falls behind in making payments, the CSEA may use any of several methods to enforce the order.

This section offers details on these and other matters of child support by choosing an option from the menu.