The Civil Department that maintains the child support information for divorce and family cases is responsible for ensuring all the information that is ordered through the courts is updated and sent to the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) to assure that child support payments are processed accurately.
- The Child Support Department is comprised of accounting clerks who set up and maintain child support payments.
- Payments can only be set up if a support order (a court order directing someone to pay child support) has been approved and signed by a judge.
- The clerks only work with support orders that direct payments made for child support. These records reflect both the date and the amount of the payment.
The child support clerks are responsible for keeping a record of all payments. These records include the date and the amount of the payment.
Payment ledgers can be obtained from the Clerk's Office for any time period specified. Requests for ledgers must be made one business day in advance. The charge for printing a ledger is $2.
Child support can only be terminated by a court order. If someone wishes to have child support terminated they must schedule a court date and request that the judge enter an order directing child support payments to cease.
Increases & Decreases
Increases and decreases in child support can only be done through a court order. If someone is seeking to increase or decrease the amount of child support being paid, they must obtain a court date and request that the judge adjust the amount of child support being paid.