Wyoming's Child Support Program - The Ins and Outs
The Wyoming Child Support Program is a program of the Department of Family Services which exists solely to promote the safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency of families through community partnerships. The Child Support program is designed to use contract and county field offices, along with state personnel to provide a variety of services concerning the financial well-being and 'support' of Wyoming's children.
Many factors in life can affect your need to reach out to someone regarding Child Support. Most often, it is a result of a major change to a family's life. Here are 3 simple questions that may help you determine if it's a good time to contact your nearest Child Support office.
In what ways can the Child Support Program help me?
- Establishing Paternity
- Locating parents
- Genetic testing
- Establishing and enforcing child support/medical support orders
- Reviewing child support orders
- Receiving and disbursing child support payments
Am I eligible for Child Support services?
Child support services are available to the following persons, regardless of need or income, whether that person is receiving public assistance or has received public assistance in the past:
- Any parent who is owed child support or child support arrears;
- Any parent who is ordered to pay child support or owes child support arrears;
- Any parent who wants to establish the paternity of their child and/or establish a support obligation for their child;
- Any person who has custody of a child and wants to establish the child’s paternity and/or collect child support; and
- You may still be eligible if you, as custodian, are not the child’s parent or if you were not awarded custody by the court.
Again, our services are not based on income. The cost to fill out an application is $25.
Has life changed? We can help.
Please contact us at 307-777-6948 or stop by any of our offices: Cheyenne, Laramie, Green River, Sheridan, Buffalo, Cody, Basin, Worland, Gillette, Newcastle, Sundance, Casper, Douglas, Lander, Arapahoe, and Ft. Washakie.
For more information visit dfsweb.wyo.gov.