The Union County Child Support Enforcement
Agency (CSEA), operated by Union County Department of Job and Family
Services, is a part of Ohio's state-supervised program. At the federal level,
the program is established under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act.
Ohio's child support program works to assure children in Ohio receive the
financial support nonresidential parents are legally obligated to provide.
Eligibility for Services
Individuals who have a child or spousal
support order through the Union County Courts, as well as any resident of
Union County who applies for assistance in the establishment of paternity
or child support is eligible to receive services through Union County CSEA.
Location of Absent Parents- In order to establish paternity or child support or
to enforce child support orders, the CSEA uses information from the
application, as well as accessing all available location sources.
Paternity Establishment- The CSEA will establish legal responsibility for a
child born out of wedlock by using an administrative process with no court
hearing necessary. DNA testing will be necessary as a part of the process. If the Administrative process fails,
the Agency will file an action in Juvenile Court.
Establishment of Child Support and
Medical Orders- The CSEA will assist
in establishing an order for support for children whose parent is absent
from the home, through either an administrative or judicial process,
whichever is most appropriate. The Child Support Guidelines of Ohio will be
used to determine the amount of child support to be paid by the
non-residential parent (obligor). Medical insurance coverage will be addressed as well as child
Administrative Review and Adjustment- Upon the request of either parent, the CSEA will
determine if the case meets the criteria for a review and adjustment of the
support order. If a review is warranted, the CSEA will gather all necessary
information and follow state laws and procedures to determine any
adjustments to the child support or medical order is warranted.
Enforcement of a Court Order- Many methods are used to enforce an order for support
issued by the court. Examples include wage withholding, seek work, tax
intercept, contempt citations, and criminal non-support actions, suspension
of driver’s licenses, and seizure of bank accounts.
Collection and Disbursement of Child and
Spousal Support- The State, through child
support central, distributes all support collections within two business
days of receipt and maintains records of all monies paid on child support
and spousal support cases. All
payments must have the obligor’s name n case number and should be mailed to
Ohio CSPC, P.O. Box 182372, Columbus, Ohio, 43218-2372.
Services CSEA CANNOT Provide
Mediate Visitation Rights or Disputes-
A referral to a Mediator can be made upon request.
Custody of Children
Enforce Property Settlements
stands for Support Enforcement Tracking System which is Ohio's state-wide
computer system for the management of child support programs. SETS creates
a uniform system that follows state child support statutes and supports
CSEA in the collection, allocation, and disbursement of support payments.
SETS allows access to your case information 24 hours a day through a
Voice Response Unit (VRU). By entering; your social security number, the
system will provide updated information on payments made and balances due.
Access the VRU by calling 1-800-860-2555.