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Wyoming Child Support Enforcement

If a parent has not been receiving child support payments that are due towards him from his ex spouse, then he can contact the Department of Family Services. The State of Wyoming has the power to enforce current child support orders, and this can be done when a parent contacts them. Upon contact, they can help with the imposition of payments. Other services include tracking of missing parents by the DFS, in case they have not been making their timely payments. In this regard, various enforcement mechanisms can be used by the DFS such as wage garnishments, in order to ensure that the missing parent, even if he is not located in Wyoming, conforms with the current child support order.

How to File a Complaint

A complaint can be filed by a custodial or non-custodial parent, and this can be done by filing a complaint in Wyoming with the Department of Family Services. Even if the child support order was issued out of state, it is still enforceable across state boundaries due to the enactment of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. Child support payments usually have to be made once every week, or twice a month or once every month, in accordance with the wage schedule of each parent. If child support payments have not been made in accordance with child support orders, then a parent can fill out a manual application, provide supporting documents and pay the application fee of $25. This will enable the DFS to take relevant enforcement methods in order to make sure timely child support payments are made.

How to Fill-in

Step 1Download the form (Adobe PDF).

Step 2: Enter the following information about yourself:

  • Custodian’s Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Residence Address
  • Phone numbers
  • Birth Date
  • Birthplace
  • SSN
  •  Company Name and Address and Phone Number
  • Relationship status
  • Relationship to the Child/Children listed below
  • Maiden Name
  • Do you have a restraining/protective order against the other parent?

Step 3: Enter the following information about each child:

  • Child’s Name
  • Birth Date
  • Sex
  • Birthplace
  • Social Security Number

Step 4: Enter the following information about the non-custodial parent:

  • Parent’s Name
  • Relationship to above child(ren)
  • Birth Date
  • Approximate Age
  • Birthplace
  • SSN
  • Alias Name
  • Sex
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Ethnic Heritage
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • Relationship status
  • Current or last known residence address
  • Current or last known mailing address
  • Phone numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Date you last had contact with other parent
  • Name and address of current or last known employer
  • Last employment date (month and year)
  • Military Service?
  • Branch of Service
  • Dates of Service
  • Disabled?
  • Child(ren) receive Social Security Benefits?
  • In Jail or Prison?
  • Name, address and phone number of other parent’s father
  • Name, address and phone number of other parent’s mother (include maiden name)

Step 5: Enter marital and support information

  • Were you married when children was born?
  • Were you married when children was conceived?
  • Were you married to anyone other than the parent when the child(ren) was born?
  • Paternity information
  • Is there a child support order or divorce decree?
  • Date and amount of last child support last received
  • Child Support received from other parent?
  • Does either parent carry medical insurance for the child(ren)?
  • Insurance Carrier
  • Policy Number
  • Have you retained an attorney?

Step 6: Sign and date and send to your local child support office.

Download (PDF, 47KB)

What DFS Can Do
DFS can take a number of steps to enforce a child support order including wage garnishment, payroll deductions, tax refund intercepts, lottery winnings intercepts and liens on property.

How to Contact DFS
Address: 
Child Support Enforcement
2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Telephone:
307-777-6948
Fax: 307-777-5588

 

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