Louisiana Child Support Resources

Child Support Q&A for Single Parents in Louisiana

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Whether you need to file for child support in Louisiana or request a child support modification, the following "Frequently Asked Questions" will help you access local resources:

How do I find my local child support agency?

Start by visiting the Louisiana Child Support Enforcement website or find the office nearest you by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578). Alternatively, you can call 2-1-1 to find ta location in your area.

How do I file for child support in Louisiana?

The following steps will help you establish a child support order in Louisiana:

  1. Become familiar with Louisiana's child support guidelines.
  2. Optional: Use the Louisiana Child Support Calculator to estimate the amount of child support you will receive.​
  3. Complete the online an application for child support services in Louisiana.​
  4. Submit the application online or in person at your local child support agency.​
  5. Once your child support order has been established, complete an authorization form for direct deposit to receive payments more quickly and easily.

Where can I access additional child support resources?

There are several federal and state resources available to you, including: