Division of Child Support

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Attention employers and parents

Did you know that DCS is changing the way we issue Income Withholding Orders? Beginning in December of 2017 we will issue one Income Withholding Order for each case a noncustodial parent has. In the past we combined multiple cases into one order and sent that order to the parent's employer. Now that same employer will receive multiple orders for the same parent if that parent has multiple cases.

This change will not apply to most parents as the majority of the parents we collect from only have one child support order.  We also will be rolling this change out on a gradual basis, only applying the new rules when it's necessary to properly maintain a child support case.

We thank you for your patience as we implement this change that aligns our work with the work of other states across the nation.

We have created a special Employer page  for any employers who might have questions about how this will work.

Do you have a question about child support?

Please call us at 1-800-442-KIDS (1-800-442-5437). The KIDS line is an automated system that allows you to reach your case manager quickly if you have your case number. If you do not have a case with us or don't know your case number press "0" to be connected to our staff. Full instructions for using the KIDS line can be found here.

Most wanted program ending

The Division of Child Support's Most Wanted program ended on Oct. 31. The program posted pictures of parents who were behind on their child support and the amount they currently owed on a separately hosted web site.  DCS was asked to suggest budgetary savings and after review of the Division's priorities the decision was made to end the program.

For those who are struggling to pay child support

DCS would like to connect you to our Alternative Solutions program designed to help parents who are having trouble making payments. Program specialists work with parents who are ready to identify and work on barriers to child support. Find out more about how the program worked for one parent in this video.

Another easy way to pay your child support, you can now use your debit or credit card.

 

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We help parents contribute to brighter futures for their children through collection and disbursement of child support.