Office of the Attorney General. In Texas, this office supervises all court orders related to paternity, custody, visitation and child support. Click here to visit the Texas Attorney General's website.
The person designated in the court order to receive child support. This is the custodial parent, or CP.
The person designated in the court order to pay child support. This is the noncustodial parent, or NCP.
Office of the Attorney General of Texas
The Office of the Attorney General is the lawyer for the State of Texas and cannot represent either parent. As the official child support enforcement agency for the State of Texas, the OAG provides parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children with a full range of services.
The OAG’s Child Support Division determines, on a case-by-case basis, which of the child support services listed below are appropriate:
- Locating the absent parent
- Establishing paternity
- Establishing and enforcing child support orders
- Establishing and enforcing medical support orders
- Reviewing and modifying child support payments
- Collecting and distributing child support payments.
The services are required by federal law and funded by the federal government and the State of Texas.