Independence Child Support & Social Service Office in Independence Kansas

Address and phone number for Independence Child Support & Social Service Office, a Child Support Office, at Arco Place, Independence KS.


Name
Independence Child Support & Social Service Office
Address
200 Arco Place, Independence, Kansas, 67301
Phone
620-331-0350
Fax
620-331-7667

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About the Independence Child Support & Social Service Office

The Independence Child Support & Social Service Office, located in Independence, KS, is a government agency that oversees local child support enforcement. Under Kansas law, the Child Support Office ensures that children receive support from their non-custodial parent. The office can also establish paternity and garner wages.

You may contact the Child Support Office for questions about:
  • Filing for child support
  • Independence Child Support services
  • Child support hearings and cases
  • Paternity tests in Independence, KS
  • Enforcement for unpaid child support
  • Child support account information
Receiving Child Support in Independence

The Child Support Office helps custodial parents file for and receive child support payments from non-custodial parents. The office works with Independence parents to enforce divorce decrees and family court orders for child support. Parents can contact the Child Support Office for more information on filing for child support.

Independence Child Support Services

The Independence Child Support & Social Service Office enforces court orders and divorce decrees to ensure that non-custodial parents pay their child support in full. The office provides additional child support services, including establishing paternity, filing cases in the Montgomery County Family Court to modify support orders, and garnishing wages. In addition, the Child Support Office can locate non-custodial parents to ensure they pay child support. Non-custodial parents can use child support services to access employment services or co-parenting programs.

Establishing Paternity

In Independence, the Child Support Office helps parents establish paternity to ensure children receive child support. The office can require paternity tests if a parent denies paternity, oversee court-ordered genetic tests, and conduct paternity tests at the request of a parent or child. However, under certain circumstances the Department of Child Support will not attempt to establish paternity if the office believes it is not in the best interests of the child.

Child Support Enforcement in Independence

In Kansas, the State Division of Child Support coordinate with Montgomery County and Independence Child Support Offices to enforce child support orders. These offices work together to identify non-custodial parents and ensure adequate child support payments. In addition to enforcing child support payments, the Child Support Office also enforces court orders related to children's medical support, health care, and insurance.

Penalties for Unpaid Child Support

The Child Support Office can penalize parents for not paying child support. The possible penalties include wage garnishment, a lien on Independence property, or suspending the offender's driver's license, professional license, or trade license.

Contact the Independence Child Support & Social Service Office

You may contact the Independence Child Support & Social Service Office by calling 620-331-0350, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Independence Child Support & Social Service Office, 200 Arco Place, Independence, Kansas, 67301.