Locate a ParentIf you have lost contact with the other parent, Child Support Services may be able to locate the individual.
Child Support Services partners with many agencies to help locate parents. When a parent's address or employment information is missing or incorrect, system interfaces automatically access information from agencies such as:
- Department of Health and Welfare
- Department of Labor
- National Directory of New Hires
- Department of Fish and Game
- Department of Transportation
- Federal Parent Locator Service
Parents in other statesChildren need financial and emotional support from both parents, even when a parent lives in a different state or country. Many Native American Indian Tribes throughout the United States have also established Child Support agencies that are recognized as official Child Support agencies, the same as other states and countries. Child support agencies in other states and tribes work together with Idaho Child Support to provide services for children.
Getting another state's helpIdaho Child Support Services determines when another state, country, or tribal agency's help is needed. Once Idaho Child Support Services gathers enough information to open a case, we send the required information to the other state or tribal Child Support agency. We notify you if another state or tribal Child Support agency needs you to complete forms or provide information. You do not need to communicate directly with the other state or tribal Child Support agency - we will take care of that for you.
Until you begin receiving child support payments, we periodically contact the other state or tribal Child Support agency to check the status of your case.
Following another state's laws and policiesIf the other parent lives or works in another state or on an Indian Reservation, that state's laws or tribal laws must be followed. Caseworkers in that state or tribe know and understand the laws and policies of their state or tribe. They also have better access to information, such as if the other parent changes jobs, receives worker's compensation, or even wins the lottery.
Because of the variation in the laws for another state or tribe, additional time might be required to process your case.