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General contact information is available below for the Alabama Central Disbursement
Division (ACDD) and Shelby County's DHR center.
|Alabama Central Disbursement Division||Department of Human Resources|
P.O. Box 4960
Montgomery, AL 36103-4960
Voice Response: 1-888-726-9799
Fax: (334) 954-5181
P.O. Box 1096
Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone: (205) 669-3000
Child Support Court is, on an average, scheduled on 2 Thursdays of each month. These
dates differ each month.
Once a case is filed, it takes an average of two weeks to be processed. It is
given a case number, assigned a court date and issued for service on the defendant. The defendant
must be served the paperwork before the case can proceed. Both parties will need to bring
documents and be prepared to give testimony to back up your side of the case.
If you are being represented by the Department of Human Resources, you will need
to stay in contact with your case worker regarding your case. All notices regarding your case will
be mailed to your case worker. If you are represented by a private attorney, you will need to
stay in contact with him/her regarding your case. At this time our office staff is
understaffed. Our staff has been cut from 22 to 14 employees. Time that should be spent on
processing your paperwork is spent on phone calls that should be directed to a case worker or
an attorney. By law, we cannot give legal advice. If you need an attorney, you can contact
one of the organizations listed.
To change your address for child support payments, you must complete and mail
a Change of Address form (
Change of Address and/or Name). We do not accept this information by phone.
To notify the court of a change of employment, please complete and return to the
Clerk's Office a Change of Employment form(
A Notice of Change in Defendant's Employment and Request for Service). Please
include a physical address of the employer. If the employer is out of state or
all you have is a P.O. Box, you will need to prepare certified mail receipts and
send a check or money order (made payable to the U.S. Postmaster) for $10.86 for certified mail fees.
If all children in the court order have reached the age of majority (19),
you can terminate the Income Withholding Order for Child Support, if no
arrearage is owed. Complete
and return to the Clerk's Office a Motion to Terminate the Income
Affidavit for Termination of Withholding Order for Support). The filing fee for the affidavit is $28.00 payable by cash
, cashier's check or money order payable to Mary Harris, Clerk. Once the Judge has signed the order
to terminate, the employer will be notified to stop deductions.
Required Child Support Forms