Connecticut Child Support

The Bureau of Child Support Enforcement (BCSE)

“The goal of the Child Support Enforcement Program is to improve the self-sufficiency of families through increased financial and medical support and to establish paternity for children born out of wedlock. This program locates absent parents, establishes paternity, establishes and modifies orders of support, and collects and distributes child support payments. Child support services are available to both custodial and non-custodial parents, regardless of their income.” — BCSE

Overview

If you are a non-custodial parent in Connecticut, you are required to support your child financially. Child support is generally paid through wage withholding, but can also be paid directly to the custodial parent or through the state child support enforcement office. The amount of child support you will owe each month is based on your income and the number of children you have.

If you are unable to pay your child support, you may be able to modify your payment amount. You can also set up a payment plan with the child support enforcement office. If you do not make your payments, you may be subject to wage garnishment, seizure of assets, or even jail time.

If you have questions about Connecticut child support, refer to our resources and child support calculator below.

Connecticut BCSE

Department of Social Services, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement
55 Farmington Avenue
10th Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06105-3725
Office: (860) 424-4989
Fax: (860) 951-2996

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