When the relationship between a child's parents ends, it does not mean that either parent's responsibility for that child ends. Both parents remain financially, legally, and emotionally obligated to a child. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Bureau for Child Support Enforcement (BCSE) helps the person caring for a child collect child support from the child's other parent(s). The BCSE also helps divorced individuals collect spousal support.
The mission of the Bureau for
Child Support Enforcement is to promote and enhance the social, emotional and
financial bonds between children and their parents. The Bureau fulfills this
- Establishing and enforcing paternity, child support and medical support orders;
- Educating parents and prospective parents;
- Having accurate case management;
- Facilitating parent responsibility to minimize taxpayer burden; and,
- Performing these activities in a customer - friendly atmosphere.
For more information, visit the Bureau for Child Support Enforcement.