What happens if I do not claim good cause?

If you do not take active steps to have DSHS excuse you from helping DCS collect child support, DCS will open a child support case immediately and will pursue payments and health coverage from the other parent.

Because DCS has lots of technology and dedicated support enforcement officers, they may be able to find the other parent even if you give them very little or no information at all about that person. If this contact could cause you harm, you must take active steps to protect yourself.