Child Support Department

The Bossier Webster Parish Child Support Department provides a full staff who work to interview, establish, and enforce child support obligations in the 26th Judicial District Court of Bossier Parish and Webster Parish.

The Child Support Office interviews daily beginning at 8:30am until 3:30pm. We accept walk-in interviews on Thursdays from 9:00am – 10:30am, or you can schedule an appointment. There are several ways you can apply for child support services:

  • You can apply online at http://www.dcfs.state.la.us and an appointment date will be mailed to you.
  • You can call our office to request the application paperwork be mailed to you. You may submit completed paperwork in person at our office or you can mail it back to us. If you return the paperwork by mail an appointment will be scheduled and you will be notified by mail. If you bring the paperwork to our office we can usually interview you at that time.
  • You can complete the paperwork in person and usually be interviewed at that time.

Whichever option you choose we will need the following documents (if available) to complete your interview:

  • Current ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Child’s Social Security Card
  • Child Support Judgment
  • Child’s Medicaid Kid Med, or LAChip Card (only if these apply to you)
  • Check Stubs
  • Proof of Daycare Expenses
  • $25 money order if you do not have Medicaid made payable to Bossier – Webster District Attorney’s Office

Bossier Parish Office

204 Burt Blvd., 5th Floor

P.O. Box 69

Benton, LA  71006

Phone: (318) 965-3769  Fax: (318) 965-4416

Webster Parish Office

410 Main Street, 3rd Floor

P.O. Box 758

Minden, Louisina  71058

Phone: (318) 377-7557  Ext. 2

Fax: (318) 377-1519

FAQ

  1. How can I apply for child support services?
  2. What items are needed to start a child support case?
  3. How long does the process take?
  4. What is the child support obligation based on?
  5. What if I do not have any information on the non-custodial parent?
  6. What if the NCP lives out of state and never lived in the state of Louisiana?


How can I apply for child support services?
You have three options: you can go online here, you can apply in person at our Bossier Parish office on Thursdays between 9:00am – 10:30am (excluding holidays), or you can call the office to set up an appointment.
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What items are needed to start a child support case?

  1. A state issued or military identification card
  2. Social security card for the applicant and minor child (ren)
  3. Birth certificate for the minor child (ren)
  4. Marriage License (if applicable)
  5. Certified copy of divorce decree and/or existing child support order (if applicable)
  6. Last three most current paycheck stubs and/or other proof of income
  7. Proof of daycare expense (if it is an in-home daycare we will need a notarized statement with the social security number of the sitter)
  8. Medicaid card if the child (ren) is active Medicaid
  9. $25 money order if you do not have Medicaid made payable to Bossier – Webster District Attorney’s Office

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How long does the process take?
There is no set time frame because every situation is different. The process can take 60 days or longer.
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What is the child support obligation based on?
The obligation is based on the income of both parents if they work, but if the custodial parent is unemployed and the child is under the age of 5 years old, the obligation will only be based upon the non-custodial parent’s income.
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What if I do not have any information on the non-custodial parent?
At a minimum, we need the non-custodial parent’s full legal name and date of birth. Unfortunately, our resources are limited, therefore we mainly rely on the custodial party to provide us with accurate information on the non-custodial parent.
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What if the NCP lives out of state and never lived in the state of Louisiana?
You can still pursue a child support case on the non-custodial party through our office with the same process as in state cases, but you will have to return for a second appointment to complete a UIFSA (Uniform Interstate Family Support Act) packet to that state for them to set an order for support, enforce an existing order for support, or modify an order for support.
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Contact Us: (318) 956-3769

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm