New Jersey Child Support Enforcement and Collection Information
New Jersey Child Support Enforcement is a part of the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
The New Jersey Child Support Program is mandated under federal law to assist parents in obtaining the financial support necessary for their children to prosper in a stable setting. Both parents have a responsibility to support their children financially and emotionally
Child Support Services Available in New Jersey:
- Locates the non-custodial parent by using federal and state tools such as the Parent Locator Services.
- Establishes legal fatherhood for your child.
- Establishes a support order, which include financial support, medical support, health insurance coverage, or help with child care for your child.
- Collects and distributes child support payments from the non-custodial parent.
- Enforces unpaid child and medical support and child care.
- Reviews and recommends changes to your support order.
- Works with other states and countries on child support orders that cross over borders.
- Works through the court system in New Jersey to resolve disputes, as necessary, and ensure due process.
Child Support Contact InformationIf you have any questions call the Child Support information line at 1-877-NJKIDS1 for assistance.
Phone numbers for the county agencies are listed in the Local Offices section of the New Jersey Child Support Enforcement web site.
Child Support Calculator and Links
This information has been compiled directly from the most recently available child support enforcement information. Every effort has been made to assure that this information is correct and complete. Be aware that laws frequently change. Do not take any action based on this information without first consulting an attorney to be certain that the laws pertaining to your particular situation have not changed.
The language used in most cases on this page is legal terminology taken directly from the statutes and laws of each state. The terminology is not always easy to understand. If you are not sure of something you should consult an attorney so that you can fully understand the meaning of the laws.