- 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 Money School - offers more than 600 FREE personal finance classes each year.
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.
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.
- 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 Human Services.
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 by providing accurate, text-length health information and resources in a format that is
personal and timely, using a channel she knows and uses. And all messages mom's receive 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.