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Louisiana Child Support Resources

Child Support Q&A for Single Parents in Louisiana

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Whether you need to file for child support in Louisiana 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 Louisiana Child Support Enforcement website or find the office nearest you by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578). Alternatively, you can call 2-1-1 to find ta location in your area.

How do I file for child support in Louisiana?

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

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

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

  3. Complete the online an application for child support services in Louisiana.

  4. Submit the application online or in person at your local child support agency.

  5. Once your child support order has been established, complete an authorization form for direct deposit to receive payments more quickly and easily.

Where can I access additional child support resources?

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

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