Below are a sample of resources organizations can provide fathers to help them navigate legal systems from the child support system to public benefits, immigration relief, and more.
The Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is the official public child support agency for the state of Texas. They’re here to make sure every child receives the support they need and deserve.
The OAG’s Access & Visitation program is designed to help noncustodial parents establish and maintain active parental relationships with their children. Check out information on the Access and Visitation Hotline, Access and Visitation directory of community services, and My Sticker Calendar.
The OAG and Texas Workforce Commission collaborate to offer the NCP Choices program to help NCPs overcome barriers to employment and career advancement.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) provides free legal services to low-income people facing most forms of civil legal problems, including immigration relief, bankruptcies and foreclosures, divorces and custody arrangements, consumer fraud, wills and estates, accessing public benefits, and litigating for civil and environmental rights. Specializing in more than 45 civil legal practice areas, TRLA represents clients in cases ranging from landlord-tenant disputes handled through Justice of the Peace courts to complex litigation heard in state and federal courts.
The National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Child Support Tutorial provides information on the child support processes and services, including administration and enforcement policies and practices.