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The Lafourche Parish Child Support Enforcement Program is a partnership with the State of Louisiana to collect child support. We want to send the strongest possible message that parents cannot walk away from their children.  Our goals are to ensure that children have the financial support of both their parents, to foster responsible behavior towards children, to emphasize that children need to have both parents involved in their lives, and to reduce social costs of non-support. 

Our program provides the following services: locating noncustodial parents, establishing paternity, establishing and enforcing support orders, modifying orders when appropriate, and collecting and distributing child support payments.  Our services are available to all parents and caregivers.

We believe that child support enforcement not only provides support to the children of Lafourche Parish, but also hope for a brighter future.

   
Frank R. Rathle
Assistant District Attorney
Child Support Division 
Karen Martin
Assistant District Attorney
Child Support Division 
   
Child Support Division
103 Maronge Street, Suite B
Thibodaux, LA 70301
(985) 448-3422 

News:

April 29, 2016

THIBODAUX – The Lafourche Parish District Attorney’s Office received two regional awards for excellence in Child Support Enforcement, District Attorney Camille A. Morvant, II announced Friday.

The Child Support Enforcement Division of the District Attorney’s Office finished first in the Thibodaux region for paternity establishment percentage for the fiscal year 2015, and was also recognized for overall outstanding performance, placing first for the highest average of four performance measures for the same time period.

"I’m proud to say that our support enforcement efforts have been consistently excellent since I became District Attorney, and we are always among the most successful support enforcement offices in the state," said District Attorney Camille A. Morvant, II. "These awards reflect the hard work that Frank Rathle, Karen Martin and the entire staff have done on behalf of the children here in Lafourche Parish."

The Lafourche Parish District Attorney’s Office is part of the region covering Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Charles and St. James Parishes. The awards were announced in March at the Annual Child Support Enforcement Conference, and the certificates of appreciation were presented to Morvant, Rathle and Martin Friday at the Regional DFS office in Thibodaux.

Related Links:
 
Online Applications for Child Support

Lafourche Child Support Delinquent Payors
Should you have any information concerning the whereabouts of any individuals with outstanding child support warrants, please email Child Support Warrants.

LPSO Searchable Database of Active Warrants

Child Support Enforcement