Montana Child Support Enforcement

In order to enforce child support payments in Montana a parent or guardian in Montana may be able to enlist the resources of the Child Support Enforcement Division.  The CSED has the authority to modify, establish and enforce child support orders and can even enforce orders from other states if needed.

How to File a Complaint

In Montana, a parent must pay child support as set forth in a duly issued child support order. Child support orders are enforced across state lines by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

In order for the CSED to be able to help enforce a child support order, it needs as much information as possible about the children, the non-paying parent and the outstanding child support orders. Therefore a parent seeking enforcement, must fill out an application.

How to Fill-in

Step 1Download the form

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Step 2: Read the instructions and information pages and on Part A of the application, fill in the following information:

  • Check the box that corresponds to your gross income
  • Check whether you are the father or mother or other
  • Check from whom you are seeking child support
  • Sign and date

Step 3: Fill out Part B if you are not the mother or father.

Step 4: Fill out marital and order information on Part C

  • Were the parents married? If yes, where and when. If not, did they hold themselves out as husband and wife?
  • Did the parents ever file joint tax returns? If yes, which years? What states?
  • Are the parents divorced?
  • Cause Number
  • Date
  • City, county and state where the order was entered
  • Is there an order for support?
  • Cause Number
  • Date
  • City, county and state where the order was entered
  • Who is ordered to pay support?
  • Amount
  • Have any verbal or written changes been made to the terms of the order?
  • If yes, describe the change
  • If there is no support order or divorce, has any legal action (divorce, custody, support, paternity) been started?
  • City, county and state of action.

Step 5: Enter the following information about the mother in Part D:

  • Mother’s Full Name
  • Maiden Name
  • Other Names Used
  • Street Address: City, State, Zip
  • Mailing Address: City, State, Zip
  • How long has the mother lived in the above-named state?
  • Date last known to be at street address
  • Home Phone Number
  • Other Phone Number (cell, message, etc.)
  • E-mail Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Race
  • Mother’s Employer
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Work Hours
  • Current Salary
  • Mother’s usual occupation
  • Does the mother belong to a union
  • Union Name and Phone Number
  • Is health insurance available to the mother through employment, union or another group?
  • Insurance Company Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Policy Number
  • Group Number
  • List all persons insured under the policy
  • Mother’s Parents (Children’s Grandparents)
  • If deceased, list name and indicate deceased on address line.
    Mother’s Father’s Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Mother’s Mother’s Name
  • Phone Number
  • Maiden Name
  • Address
  • List names and phone numbers of friends or other relatives who may know where the mother is
  • Does the mother have an attorney?
  • Name and address of attorney
  • Has the mother received child support enforcement services from an agency in another state?
  • Name and address of agency
  • Has the mother applied for collection services from a private agency?
  • Name and address of agency
  • Has the mother received public assistance in any state?
  • Types of assistance
  • Dates of assistance
  • City, County, State
  • Is the mother a student?
  • Expected graduation date
  • Course of study or classes taken
  • List high schools, trade schools and/or colleges the mother has attended. Give dates, locations, courses and
    degrees received
  • Is the mother a member of an Indian tribe? Yes No If yes, which tribe?
  • Does she live on a reservation? Yes No If yes, which reservation?
  • A member or former member of the Armed Forces?
  • Branch of Service: Rank: Years of Service
  • Date Entered: Date Discharged
  • Receiving military retirement? Amt per Month $
  • Receiving military disability income? Amt per Month $
  • Receiving Social Security benefits? Amt per Month $
  • Disabled?
  • Receiving Workers Compensation? Amt per Month $
  • Receiving retirement income/pension? Amt per Month $
    Source:
  • Currently incarcerated? Where?
  • On parole or probation? Name of parole/probation officer
  • Phone Number
  • Have a driver’s license? State and Number
  • Own vehicles? Description:
  • Own property? Description
  • Have investments? Type and Amount:
  • Have a bank account? Name and location of bank:
  • Have any state or county licenses or certificates? List:

Step 6: Enter the following information about the Father in Part E:

  • Father’s Full Name
  • Other Names Used
  • Street Address: City, State, Zip
  • Mailing Address: City, State, Zip
  • How long has the father lived in the above-named state?
  • Date last known to be at street address
  • Home Phone Number
  • Other Phone Number (cell, message, etc.)
  • E-mail Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth (City, County, State)
  • Race
  • Father’s Employer
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Work Hours
  • Current Salary
  • Father’s usual occupation
  • Does the father belong to a union?
  • Union Name and Phone Number
  • Is health insurance available to the father through employment, union or another group?
  • Insurance Company Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Policy Number
  • Group Number
  • List all persons insured under the policy
  • Father’s Parents (Children’s Grandparents) If deceased, list name and indicate deceased on address line.
  • Father’s Father’s Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Father’s Mother’s Name
  • Phone Number
  • Maiden Name
  • Address
  • List names and phone numbers of friends or other relatives who may know where the father is
  • Does the father have an attorney?
  • Name and address of attorney
  • Has the father received child support enforcement services from an agency in another state?
  • Name and address of agency
  • Has the father applied for collection services from a private agency?
  • Name and address of agency
  • Has the father received public assistance in any state?
  • Types of assistance
  • Dates of assistance
  • City, County, State
  • Is the father a student?
  • Expected graduation date
  • Course of study or classes taken
  • List high schools, trade schools and/or colleges the father has attended. Give dates, locations, courses and
    degrees received
  • Is the father a member of an Indian tribe?
  • If yes, which tribe?
  • Does he live on a reservation?
  • If yes, which reservation?
  • A member or former member of the Armed Forces?
  • Branch of Service: Rank : Years of Service
  • Date Entered: Date Discharged
  • Receiving military retirement? Amt per Month $
  • Receiving military disability income? Amt per Month $
  • Receiving Social Security benefits? Amt per Month $
  • Disabled?
  • Receiving Workers Compensation? Amt per Month $
  • Receiving retirement income/pension? Amt per Month $
  • Source
  • Currently incarcerated? Where?
  • On parole or probation?
  • Name of parole/probation officer
  • Phone Number
  • Have a driver’s license? State and Number
  • Own vehicles? Description
  • Own property? Description
  • Have investments? Type and Amount
  • Have a bank account? Name and location of bank
  • Have any state or county licenses or certificates? List:

Step 7: Enter any other information that might be useful in Part F

Step 8: Enter the following information about each child in Part G

  • Child’s Full Name
  • Other Names Used
  • Sex and Race
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth (City, County, State)
  • Child lives with
  • Since what date
  • Covered under any insurance plan?
  • Insurance Company Name
  • Address
  • City, State, Zip
  • Phone Number
  • Plan Name
  • Group Number and Policy Number
  • Who provides the insurance?
  • If other, list name and relationship to child.
  • Is child receiving Social Security benefits?
  • If yes, list type and amount
  • Provide the following information if a support order does not exist and the parents were never married to each other.
  • Place of conception (City, County, State)
  • Has genetic testing been done?
  • Has any man signed an Acknowledgment of
    Paternity?

Step 9: Enter information about other children in the household of the mother or father in Part H.

Step 10:  Fill out the support received or paid form

Step 11: Fill out Authorization to Act

Step 12: Attach all documentation required and send to your local child support office.

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What CSED Can Do

The Child Support Enforcement Division can use the following tools to enforce a child support order:

  • Billing and Credit Bureau Reporting
  • Federal Tax Offset
  • Income Withholding
  • License Suspension

Contact CSED

2401 Colonial Drive, First Floor
PO Box 202943
Helena, MT 59620-2943
(406) 444-6856
Toll-free: (800) 346-5437
Fax: (406) 444-1370