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Child Support Links to Programs in all 50 states.
Delaware Child Support Formula (Melson Formula) - designed to give a parent
a general idea of what the child support payment may be. Family Court assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the child support
amount you determine based upon your use of this calculation, as the child support amount that you determine may not be the same amount
that the Family Court will order - which may be much higher or much lower. Family Court makes the final decision as to
what income figures should be used in the calculation, based upon the facts presented at the hearing. In Court each parent will have
the opportunity to present pay stubs and tax returns to prove the amount of income. Changing one or both income amounts may result in a
totally different child support payment. Furthermore, there might be other factors the Family Court may consider, depending on the
facts of the case, which could affect the amount of the child support order.
- Delaware's County Websites:
New Castle County (NCC)
Kent County (KC)
Sussex County (SC).
Delaware Early Childhood Council - promotes the development of a comprehensive and
coordinated early childhood system, birth to eight, which provides the highest quality services and environment for Delaware children
and their families.
Delaware Helpline - 211 is a state government directory website and toll-free telephone
number 1-800-464-4357 available Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It provides information on state government agencies, special
programs and community resources, including: Child Support, Drivers Licenses, Emergency Housing, Family Issues, Financial Assistance,
Food, Government Programs and Services, Legal Services, Mental Health Counseling, Professional Licensing, Transportation, Utilities
Assistance, and much more!
Delaware Libraries - Inspiration Space offers a collaborative, creative space where people can
enthusiastically learn about and experiment with entrepreneurship, job & career resources & workshops, life-long learning, makerspace,
Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) - is located in the U.S. Dept. of
Health and Human Services (DHHS). OCSE sets program standards and policies for the operation of child support programs nationwide. They
conduct audits of state program activities, evaluate states' performance, offer technical assistance and training, and disseminate
information about best child support practices.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's
most efficient tax administrators. Their role is to help the large majority of compliant taxpayers with the tax law, while ensuring
that the minority who are unwilling to comply pay their fair share. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable Federal income
tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. When the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund
to those who claim and qualify for the credit. Income and family size determine the amount of the EITC. The EITC does not generally
affect eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), food stamps, or low-income housing. Ask your Tax Accountant if you
qualify for EITC today!
Kids Health from the Health Experts of Nemours. Helpful information for: Parents, Kids, and Teens.
LawHelp can help people find solutions to their legal problems. LawHelp helps people of low and
moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights and forms to help
them with their legal problems.
Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) - serves as the repository of some of the State's most
essential information regarding its citizens. Records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage,
civil unions, and divorce records. They also protect the confidentiality and legality of all vital records in its possession.
Office on Women’s Health (OWH) Helpline 1-800-994-9662 has women’s health specialists and
breastfeeding peer counselors available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. OWH works to improve the health and sense of
well-being of all U.S. women and girls.
President Obama's Fatherhood Message - recorded public service advertisement (PSA) for the
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, an entity the National Fatherhood Initiative runs with the US Department of Health and
- President Obama's programs for unemployed veterans - in an effort to help get them back to work.
Veteran Gold Card Program: Entitles post 9/11 veterans to enhanced services
including six months of personalized case management, assessments and counseling at the roughly 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers
located across the country.
My Next Move for Veterans: An online resource launched by the Department of Labor
that will match the military skills of veterans with civilian skills.
Veterans Job Bank: Enables companies to connect to
veterans through online job postings using a content-tagging system to identify the posting.
SafeLink Wireless - a government supported program that provides a FREE cell phone, with
over 50 minutes of airtime each month, for income-eligible customers. Click the link above to see if you qualify today!
Stand By Me - Free one-on-one financial coaching is here for you through a partnership with
the State of Delaware, the United Way, and West End Neighborhood House. Dial either 211 or 302-283-5562 today!
State of Delaware - Family Court - has extensive jurisdiction over all
domestic matters including: Adoption, (Child) Support, Custody/Modification,
Criminal, Divorce, Guardianship, Protection from Abuse, Termination of Parental Rights and Visitation. Links to each topic provide
further information, as well as instructions, books and forms to assist in filing with the Court.
Text4Baby - To help more pregnant women and new moms get information about caring for their
health and giving their babies the best possible start in life, the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) launched
Text4Baby, the first FREE health text messaging service in the U.S. Text4Baby supports moms and dads, as well as friends and relatives and even health care providers by
providing accurate, text-length health information and resources in a format that is personal and timely. And all messages are FREE;
even for individuals without a text messaging plan and for those with limited texts per month, it will not take away from your limit.