Child Support Section

Support Enforcement Services are available for applicants who receive:

  • AFDC
  • Foster Care cases, also known as IV-E cases
  • Non-IV-E Medicaid, and
  • Non-AFDC Medicaid

The same services are also available to applicants who do not receive any of these forms of assistance. There is a one-time $25.00 application fee.

IV-D Program Functions:

There are six major program services in child support enforcement:

  1. Absent parent location (also known as Parent Locate)
  2. Establishment of paternity
  3. Establishment of support obligation, including medical support obligations
  4. Collection and distribution of support payments, including spousal support in conjunction with child support order
  5. Enforcement of support obligation, including medical and spousal
  6. Access and visitation

Louisiana has new license suspension statutes (La. R.S. 9:315.32 et seq.) that permit suspension and/or revocation of various professional, recreational and driver's licenses as a tool for collecting past due child support.

Other remedies available to District Attorneys for collecting child support include:

  • Court ordered blood testing of alleged fathers
  • Income assignment in both interstate and intrastate cases
  • Federal tax refund offsets
  • Reporting delinquency information to credit bureaus
  • Louisiana Lottery offset against winnings for child support arrears
  • Immediate income assignment orders are required on all new or modified orders for child support. Income can be assigned from worker's compensation benefits and unemployment benefits
  • Bond sanctions for self-employed parents

Who to Contact:

Bienville Parish
Kimberly Jenkins
(318) 263-7409

Claiborne Parish
Alma Malone
(318) 927-6937
Jackson Parish
Janice McGuire
(318) 259-2512