Missouri Department of Social Services (MDSS)
“The Child Support program responsibilities include locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing child and medical support orders, monitoring and enforcing compliance with child and medical support orders, reviewing and initiating modification of support orders, and distributing support collections.” — MDSS
If you are a non-custodial parent in Missouri, you are responsible for paying child support. The amount of child support you are required to pay is based on your income and the number of children you have. Child support guidelines are designed to ensure that children receive the financial support they need from both parents.
If you are unable or unwilling to pay the full amount of child support, you may be able to negotiate a payment plan with the other parent. You may also be able to modify your child support order if there has been a change in your circumstances. If you fail to pay child support, you may be subject to enforcement actions, including wage garnishment and seizure of assets.
If you have questions refer to our resource and child support calculator below.