Child support payments in Texas are paid through the Texas State Disbursement
Unit (SDU) located in San Antonio. The Texas Attorney General keeps records
of every child support obligation and payment made through the SDU. Here’s
a step-by-step guide to getting a copy of your child payment record.
Go to the Texas Attorney General Website and log into your account
The Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division is at: http://www.oag.state.tx.us/cs/index.shtml
Go to their site and click the link on the upper right side labeled “Child
Support Interactive” This will take you to the child support record
keeping site. Once you reach Child Support Interactive, you’ll need
to log into your case by selecting either “Custodial” or “Noncustodial”
Parent. Typically, the Custodial Parent (CP) is the one receiving payments
and the Noncustodial Parent (NCP) is the one making payments. There is
information on this page about how to enter your identifying information
and, if you don’t have the necessary information, how to get it.
Selecting your case
Once you have logged in as either the CP or NCP, you’ll need to select
the case involving the child whose support you’re inquiring about
at the time. If you only have one child receiving support from one NCP,
then that will be the only case shown. If you are paying or receiving
support from more than one NCP, then you’ll need the select the
right case. Once you select the case, you’ll have a number of links
from which to choose.
Reviewing your payment record
Once you have selected the proper case, choose the link for “Payment
Record” and pick the date range you want to view. This will pull
up a list of all payments made for that date range. If you choose the
“Payments/Case Status” link, it will provide additional information,
including the status of the case and the amount of arrears, if any. While
the information on the site is not always complete, it often is and, as
the official record keeping site for child support in Texas, it’s
certainly a good place to get started.