The Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division (OAG, CSD) is the state “Title IV-D agency” that is designated under the Texas Family Code, Chapter 231, to provide child support services under Part D of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act. In addition to providing child support services for parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children, the CSD operates the State Disbursement Unit (SDU). The SDU is the centralized unit that is responsible for receiving, distributing, and maintaining and furnishing child support payments and records. Although Texas Family Code §154.004 requires all Texas child support orders to order payment of child support to the SDU, it is unnecessary to provide the OAG, CSD with notice or service of citation in cases where the OAG was not a party to an original lawsuit, or in cases where the OAG does not have an open case with the parties to the suit. Notice is only required if the petition requests the establishment, modification, or enforcement of a support right assigned to the IV-D agency under Chapter 231 of the Texas Family Code.
The Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division is entitled to service of citation:
[TFC § 102.009(a)(11)]
The Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division is entitled to Notice under Rule 21a, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure:
Service of Citation or Notice is not required on Title IV-D Agency:
Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division: Service of Citation/Notice Directory