Q: What if I want child support but don’t know the whereabouts of the other parent?
Q: What if I want visitation but don’t know where my ex-spouse took my child?
A: Sometimes, when trying to establish paternity, establish or enforce child support, or enforce visitation, a person does not know the whereabouts of the other parent. Because the other parent has a legal right to participate in the legal process, a person must make a good faith effort to serve the other parent. For this reason, the Texas Attorney General offers a parent locator service. The service provides a person with the missing parent’s possible locations. A person can then serve the other parent at all the possible locations.
Q: What do I do to receive the possible locations of the other parent?
A: If you satisfy the minimum requirements, fill out this pdf and send the completed form to the address included on the form.