Bent County Child Support Office

Find Bent County Colorado child support offices, agency, enforcement, or division of child supportive services. Child support offices provide information on child support and custody laws, attorneys and lawyers, child support payments, collections, filings, and applications.

Las Animas Child Support & Enforcement Office 215 2nd Street Las Animas CO 81054 719-456-2620

About the Bent County Child Support Office

The Bent County Child Support Office is part of a national system for child support enforcement in Bent County, CO. Colorado is required by law to operate a child support enforcement program and to establish an office or division specifically for that purpose. In most states, the Child Support Office is part of a human services or social services department or the Attorney General's Office. In a few cases, the Child Support Agency is a division within the Revenue Department.

You may contact the Child Support Office for questions about:
  • Bent County Child Support program and services
  • Child support hearings and cases
  • Child support obligations, payments and fees
  • Child support account information
  • Paternity tests in Bent County, CO
Bent County Child Support Payments

The Office of Child Support Services in Bent County is responsible for ensuring that non-custodial parents make child support payments. The Bent County Child Support Office typically engages in all phases of the child support process, from locating non-custodial parents and establishing paternity to establishing Bent County child support case and Bent County Family Court orders and enforcing child support payments. In addition to child support payments, a Bent County child support order may also address a child's health care and medical support.

Child Support Enforcement in Bent County, CO

The Bent County Division of Child Support has extensive authority in the enforcement of child support orders, including wage garnishment, filing liens on property in Bent County, Colorado, and suspending driver's licenses and professional or trade licenses. The Department of Child Support works cooperatively with the Bent County Court System to enforce support orders. Bent County Child Support Services also offers supportive services to help non-custodial parents in meeting their obligations through referrals to employment services or co-parenting and healthy fatherhood programs.

Federal Child Support Enforcement

The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is housed within the Department of Health and Human Services. The OCSE is charged with the oversight of all child support programs in Bent County, conducting reviews and audits of Colorado State, territory, and tribal programs. Colorado State is required to submit plans for the implementation of its support enforcement programs, which are subject to review and approval by OCSE. The OCSE also provides states and tribes with policy recommendations, training, and technical assistance. The Federal government reimburses approximately two-thirds of the CO Child Support Office costs.