Otero County CO Child Support Office

Find Otero 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.

La Junta Child Support & Enforcement Office PO Box 494 La Junta CO 81050 719-383-3100

About the Otero County Child Support Office

The Otero County Child Support Office is part of a national system for child support enforcement in Otero 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:
  • Otero County Child Support program and services
  • Child support hearings and cases
  • Child support obligations, payments and fees
  • Child support account information
  • Paternity tests in Otero County, CO
Otero County Child Support Payments

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

Child Support Enforcement in Otero County, CO

The Otero County Division of Child Support has extensive authority in the enforcement of child support orders, including wage garnishment, filing liens on property in Otero County, Colorado, and suspending driver's licenses and professional or trade licenses. The Department of Child Support works cooperatively with the Otero County Court System to enforce support orders. Otero 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 Otero 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.