Child support services in Louisiana are provided by the Department of Social Services, Office of Family Support. Families can utilize services to determine guidelines for child suppose. Cases in Louisiana are divided into three categories, intake, collection and parent location. Intake is the category where there are no orders for child support or paternity it yet to be established. Collection, as the name implies are cases where the non-custodial parent is delinquent in the payment of child support and remedial actions must be taken. Location cases will require the case worker to use existing databases to track down the parent evading a child support obligation. Child support services in Louisiana are free for families on public assistance and $25 for all others.