The Department of Revenue (DOR) represents the interest of minor children in their right to child support, health insurance and uncovered medical expenses. DOR can institute actions against a father to try to establish a child support amount or to provide health insurance for a minor child. This effort is often started when a mother seeks some form of public assistance for the minor child. DOR’s action against the father for child support or health insurance comes with many issues that need to be addressed such as retroactive child support, the reasonable availability of health care coverage and whether the father is unemployed or underemployed. Issues that would not be addressed in a DOR proceeding include, timesharing, parental responsibility, or paternity of the minor child. As each DOR case is different, consulting with an experienced family law attorney is crucial to protect your rights, not only in calculating the correct amount of support, but to ensure a fathers active role in the life of his child. If you have received a notice from the Department of Revenue, give our experienced team of family law attorneys a call to discuss your rights and what we can do to help you.