The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) offers a lot of services for the parent wishing to establish and enforce an order. DCSS helps locate absent parents, works with other states to locate noncustodial parents and enforces Arizona’s court orders. DCSS establishes paternity for children who need it and establishes and enforces Arizona child support orders, as well as enforcing child support orders from other states. More information about parents living in different states.
Children of divorced, never-married, or separated families are at greater risk than other children of not having health insurance coverage. Because of this, the Arizona courts and DCSS programs also require that health insurance coverage be provided for children when establishing the child support order.
DCSS will list either the mother or the father in the support order as the person who must provide health coverage. Medicaid is considered public assistance and is secondary to private health coverage plans. If the children are on Medicaid, the parent ordered to supply health coverage is still held responsible to provide other health coverage.