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Alabama Child Support Resources

Child Support Q&A for Single Parents in Alabama

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Whether you need to file for child support in Alabama or request a child support modification, the following "Frequently Asked Questions" will help you access local resources:

How do I find my local child support agency?

Start by visiting the Alabama Child Support Enforcement Division website, which provides a comprehensive list of local child support agencies throughout the state. Alternatively, you can call 2-1-1 to find the office nearest you. Please note that you will be charged a $5 or $25 fee, depending on your income.

How do I file for child support in Alabama?

The following steps will help you establish a child support order in Alabama:

  1. Become familiar with Alabama's child support guidelines.

  2. Optional: Use the Alabama Child Support Calculator to estimate the amount of child support you will receive.

  3. Print an application for child support services in Alabama.

  4. Complete the application form.

  5. Contact your local Child Support Enforcement Office to schedule an appointment. Be sure to bring your completed application form with you.

How do I file for a child support modification in Alabama?

Contact your local Child Support Enforcement Office and request a modification in writing. Please note that in Alabama, child support orders are usually only reviewed once every 36 months, barring unusual circumstances.

Where can I access additional child support resources?

There are several federal and state resources available to you, including:

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