Family Court

 Child Support/Reciprocal Office

​The Child Support/Reciprocal Office has two (2) divisions, Reciprocal and Collections. The Reciprocal Office deals with child support enforcement and paternity actions filed by the Department of Human Service – Child Support Enforcement, attorneys, and the public.

The Collections Office maintains accounting records for various accounts of the Family Court, oversees day-to-day recordings of receipts, reconciles various bank statements, prepares and issues monthly reports depicting the financial condition of the court and cash required, and assists in testifying in court through records. The Collections Office collects and processes millions of dollars in over the counter child support payments every year. All monies are deposited into Rhode Island’s general fund account on a daily basis. Reports of these deposits are turned over to the Department of Human Services – Child Support Enforcement.


Child Support/Reciprocal Office
Garrahy Judicial Complex
One Dorrance Plaza
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
(401) 458-3100​