Division of Child Support

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Withholding from Blake Refunds. Beginning in May 2024, DCS will withhold from Blake refunds, when certain criteria are met. Click here to learn more about Blake refunds and if your refund will be subject to withholding.

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Employers: Mandatory Lump Sum Reporting - Effective July 23, 2023 (House Bill 1262), employers are required to report lump sum payments for employees with a garnishment order that includes a payment for arrears. Reporting to the Division of Child Support must be done before the lump sum is paid out to the employee. Please see Withholding from Bonuses and Lump-Sum Payments  for more information and instructions on how to report. 

All Division of Child Support offices are open to the public. However, we are not accepting payments in our offices. Please see Paying Child Support to learn how to make a payment. If you have questions, we're always happy to assist you by phone at 800-442-KIDS (5437).

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Can We Help You?

Questions about child support?

Please call us at 800-442-KIDS (5437). This automated system allows quick access to your case manager by entering your case number. If you do not have a case, or do not know your number, press "0" for staff assistance. For further information on how to use the KIDS line, please read the full instructions.

Are you struggling to pay child support?

Contact our Alternative Solutions program specialists who can help you identify and overcome barriers to paying child support. Watch the following video and learn how Alternative Solutions worked for one parent. If you think the program makes sense for you, call us at 800-604-1146.


What We Do

We improve lives by delivering excellent child support services.

How We Do It

We provide respect and resources to every person every day.