IV-D - Child Support Court

This Court hears all Title IV-D child support cases within the following counties: Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Hood, Erath and Somervell. Title IV-D cases are those cases in which the Texas Attorney General (OAG) has provided services under Part D, Title IV, of the Federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §651 et seq., including services relating to the location of an absent parent, determination of parentage, and/or establishment, modification, or enforcement of a child support or medical support obligation.

The child support courts were created in response to federal requirement that states create expedited administrative or judicial processes to resolve child support cases. The IV-D Associate Judge is appointed by the Presiding Judge David Evans of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region. Judge Cherami Jenkins is assigned to hear cases for Denton County.

Counties served are Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Hood, Erath and Somervell.

(Beginning January 15, 2019, the Court Coordinator will no longer office in the Denton County Courts Building)

Main Office for Judge and Court Coordinator:

Tarrant County Family Law Center
200 E. Weatherford, 1st Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76196

Hearing Location:

1450 East McKinney St., 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room, Suite 2203, Denton, TX

Attorney General's Office Information:

Please contact the Office of the Attorney General at 1-800-252-8014 if you need to speak to someone in regards to your case or an upcoming hearing. The call center will make a note in their system that you called. The local storefront office for the Attorney General is located at: 1808 Cornell Lane, Denton, TX 76201-1794. 

Wednesday docket call is at 9:00 AM

  • Please check-in with the Attorney General staff in the back of the room
  • Attorneys must sign in with the Attorney General staff
  • Please do not bring your children since they can be disruptive to the court
  • Please do not arrive late, doing so may require the court to take adverse actions.

WARNING: Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit! Doing so may result in serious consequences.