Child support offices work with parents of minors to ensure they meet their financial obligations to support their children. They also make sure that financial and medical assistance is available to children, in particular for those who are disadvantaged.
A child support office also helps custodial parents by collecting and disbursing child support payments which a court may have ordered during a divorce. Child support offices may be organized at the local, county or state levels. They work closely with attorneys to ensure that children receive the care they need.