Child Support, Custody, and Visitation
Every child living in Arkansas has a legal right to the financial support of both parents, even if the parents are divorced, separated or never married. A support order is a legal order issued by a judge. The order spells out how much child support is owed and how it will be paid. The court may also order the parent who doesn’t have custody to pay either one half or all of reasonable and necessary medical/dental expenses of the children. This section contains links that offer information about child support law in Arkansas. There are pdf fact sheets, pdf forms and interactive forms to help you child support laws in Arkansas. Select a different topic here.
- "Child Custody and Visitation"
- "Child Support Amounts and Resources"
- "Contacting the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OSCE)"
- "Grandparent Visitation"
Use these forms to create documents you can use in court:
- Affidavit of Financial Means PDF fill-in form from the Arkansas Courts.
- Arkansas Child Support Guidelines
- Confidential Information Sheet
- Confidential Information Sheet (Instructions)
- Domestic Relations Cover Sheet and Instructions
- Interactive Form Packet—Contempt This resource creates a form packet personalized with your information. It includes a demand letter, motion for contempt, and an order to show cause for use in cases where the opposing party is not following a court order.
Check these websites for other potentially helpful information. These websites are maintained by other organizations:
These fact sheets are Adobe Acrobat PDF files. You may need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.