August is National Child Support Awareness Month

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Ohio’s Child Support Program provides services to over one million children in our state. County Child Support Agencies work diligently to ensure that these children receive financial support for a better future.

The Child Support program encourages responsible parenting, family self-sufficiency, and child well-being. Agencies provide services to locate parents, establish parentage, establish child support and medical support orders, collect and distribute child support, modify orders when circumstances have changed, and enforce orders that are not being paid.

County Child Support Agencies provide services to families of all types, from divorcing parents to unmarried parents, to caretaker relatives, to children in the foster care program, and others, regardless of family income.

Locally, the Fayette County Child Support Agency administers 3,138 cases and collects an average of $5,045,000 in child support each year.

Support is key for children to grow up happy and strong. Please contact your County Child Support Agency if you have questions about child support.

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