child support

The CSEA attorneys review cases for the following actions:

  • Judicial paternity, support and medical order establishment
  • Contempt of Court – filed in Wood County Domestic Relations or Juvenile Courts
  • Misdemeanor charges – filed in Bowling Green Municipal Court
  • Estate interceptions
  • Liens Criminal

Non-Support (felony) actions are filed by the Wood County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


If a Child Support Enforcement Agency Attorney is used in the paternity, establishment, modification, or enforcement phase of your IV-D case, you need to be aware of the following:

  1. The CSEA attorney represents the State of Ohio. No attorney-client relationship exists between the CSEA attorney and any individual party.
  2. The CSEA attorneys have the responsibility to review cases for litigation, recommend appropriate legal proceedings, conduct pre-trial negotiation and collection activities, and finalize proceedings and appropriate court orders.
  3. You need to remember that you have the right to obtain legal representation for yourself at any time you choose; now, or in the future. If you do so, you will be responsible for the attorney fees and costs.

If unemployed and unable to pay the full child support obligation, an obligor may enroll in the CSEA Seek Work program. Enrollment in the Seek Work program may be court ordered or voluntary. For more information on the Seek Work program contact the CSEA.

The link below is for replacement forms only. For initial enrollment in the Seek Work program please contact the CSEA.

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