The Child Support Enforcement Program is authorized and defined by statute Title IV–D of the Social Security Act. The legal duty to support a minor child belongs to both parents, even if the custodial parent is capable of caring for the child single-handedly. Child support is awarded to provide for the child's basic needs and to allow the child to share in the standard of living of both parents. The non-custodial parent may be either the mother or the father.
El Paso County Child Support Services can assist parents with establishing paternity, locating an absent parent, obtaining financial and medical support for their child or children, and enforcement of the child support order. Child Support Services works with both the custodial and non-custodial parent. Parents who are unemployed or underemployed may be eligible for assistance and support through the Parent Opportunity Program.
All persons applying for services under the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Basic Cash Assistance program are mandatorily required to participate with El Paso County Child Support Services.
El Paso County Child Support Services is operated by Young Williams Child Support Services, under contract with the El Paso County Department of Human Services.
An interpreter service is available for languages other than English. Un servicio de intérpretes está disponible para otros idiomas aparte del Inglés.
For further information, please go to:
El Paso County Child Support Services (link to www.elpasocountycss.com)
Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Division of Child Support Enforcement (link to www.childsupport.state.co.us)