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eligibility for child support services

The Child Support Division in the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for most states provides child support services at little or no cost to mothers, fathers, and other individuals who request services. When providing child support services, the OAG represents the state and its interest in obtaining the financial support and involvement of both parents, and does not represent either parent in providing child support services. The OAG generally assists in (1) locating absent parents; (2) establishing paternity; (3) establishing, enforcing, and modifying child and medical support orders; and (4) collecting and distributing child support payments.

In Texas, the Child Support Division within the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) offers services to help parents or other individuals who are entitled to receive child support. These services are typically provided at minimal or no cost. The OAG acts on behalf of the state's interest in ensuring that both parents contribute to the financial support and care of their children, rather than representing any individual parent. The OAG's assistance includes locating noncustodial parents, establishing paternity, and setting up, enforcing, or modifying child and medical support orders. Additionally, the OAG is responsible for the collection and distribution of child support payments. It's important to note that while the OAG facilitates these processes, it does not act as a personal attorney for the individuals seeking support.

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