The Arkansas Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) may be able to help you with the following:
The OCSE attorneys may work on a case and represent the case in court; however, the OCSE does not represent the custodial or the noncustodial parent individually in the case. The OCSE represents the interest of the State of Arkansas in seeing children financially provided for. The OCSE will manage a case assigned to them based on OSCE policy and federal and state laws and regulations.
Spousal support is not enforced unless it was part of the original child support order and child support is currently being collected.
Visitation and Legal Custody
The OCSE cannot advise or help with visitation or custody matters.
Help with Locating a Missing Person
The OCSE can only provide locating services for cases it manages or under certain special circumstances.
Attorneys for Questions Related to Child Support
Attorneys at the OCSE act on the behalf of the state of Arkansas. They do not represent either of the parents or provide people with legal advice. Applications are available at your local OCSE office, or you may call (501) 682-8398 to request that an application be sent to you. More information can be found at dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/childSupport/Pages/default.aspx.
The amount of child support will usually be based on the Arkansas Family Support Guidelines and the noncustodial parent's ability to pay these amounts.
Complete charts can be found on the Arkansas Judiciary website.
A direct link can be found here. https://www.arcourts.gov/forms-and-publications/arkansas-child-support-guidelines