Child support are financial payments made by the parent of a minor child for the financial benefit of that child. Child support services are available to parents, alleged fathers, non-parent caretakers, minor children, social services agencies and judicial officials.

Child Support Awareness Month

According to the NC Child Support Council “In 1995, President Bill Clinton declared August as Child Support Awareness month. Today, we still recognize August as Child Support Awareness month by acknowledging the vital role parents have in providing emotional and financial support to their children. Counties continue to collaborate with many public and community agencies to stress the importance of child support.”

Governor Roy Cooper issued a Proclamation honoring August as Child Support Awareness Month.

Information about Child Support in North Carolina

General NC Child Support Enforcement Information is available at the NC DHHS website. There you can find Frequently Asked Questions, a glossary of terms, information for all parties involved, the process for establishing, collecting, and distributing child support, and additional relevant information.

NC also provides eChild Support Services allowing online applications for child support, customer service, and additional information regarding filing an application for Child Support.

Local child support offices can also be found at

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