Monroe County PA Child Support Office

Find Monroe County, Pennsylvania 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.

Stroudsburg Child Support & Social Service Office 610 Monroe Street Stroudsburg PA 18360 877-727-7238

About the Monroe County Child Support Office

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

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

Child Support Enforcement in Monroe County, PA

The Monroe County Division of Child Support has extensive authority in the enforcement of child support orders, including wage garnishment, filing liens on property in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, and suspending driver's licenses and professional or trade licenses. The Department of Child Support works cooperatively with the Monroe County Court System to enforce support orders. Monroe 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 Monroe County, conducting reviews and audits of Pennsylvania State, territory, and tribal programs. Pennsylvania 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 PA Child Support Office costs.