Meigs County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) is a division of
the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services. The CSEA is
responsible for assisting in obtaining support for children who have a
non-custodial parent (a parent who is absent from the home and who is
not providing support for the child).
The CSEA works in conjunction with the Meigs County Common Pleas Court
and the Meigs County Juvenile Court in establishing orders of support
for individuals not receiving child support and in establishing
paternity and support orders for paternity cases. CSEA also locates
absent parents, enforce, collect and disburse support. There are several
tools available to the CSEA to handle these tasks, including:
administrative subpoena, postal verifications, employment verifications
through both automated and manual means and legal remedies through the
court system. The CSEA also uses the Internal Revenue Service and Ohio
tax refund offset services, which allows for the offset of child support
owed from the absent parentís tax refund.
The Meigs CSEA handles over 2400 child support cases, which are
comprised of divorces, paternities, alimony and maintenance of support
orders. The unit collects approximately $2.5 million per year in child
support which is disbursed to custodial parents, ex-spouses and the
State of Ohio for reimbursement of Ohio Works First cases.
You may contact the CSEA unit by calling 740-992-2117 or 740-992-5031.
The Meigs DJFS attorney handles the agencies legal matters. Primarily
the attorney assists the CSEA in legal recourse of obtaining child
support from absent parents. He also acts as legal advisor to the
Children Services Unit and the agency in social welfare matters.