Whether you are seeking a new child support order or a modification of an existing order in Texas, the Child Support Division in the Office of the Attorney General provides services to help parents from multiple field offices throughout the state. Child support applicants, including mothers, fathers, and other individuals requesting services should visit the Attorney General website to obtain copies of necessary forms and for application information.
Starting a Petition for Child Support in Texas
Child support applicants will need to submit copies of the following documents:
- A copy of the divorce decree or court order for child support
- The birth certificates of the children involved
- The signed acknowledgment of paternity
- Evidence of child support payment history
- All documents pertaining to the incomes and assets of both parents
You may either apply online or request an application by phone by calling 800-252-8014.
Applying for child support can be a stressful experience, so it is a good idea to consult an attorney for assistance with this process. Your attorney can provide you with helpful advice, assist you with the filing of documents in the appropriate court, and help you figure out how much child support you may be qualified to receive.
Need Help with a Child Custody Matter in Houston?
If you need assistance with a child support matter, turn to Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC for experienced representation. We can guide you through the entire process and ensure that all of your paperwork is handled completely and correctly to avoid unnecessary delays. We help parents with child custody arrangements during divorce, modifications that become necessary when circumstances change, and with enforcement orders when child support obligations are not being met by the paying party.
Contact a Houston child support lawyer at Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC by calling (713) 766-6283.