The Child Support Process
Any parent or legal guardian of a minor child in need of child support may open a case with our office. If you have recently obtained a child support order, we encourage you to contact our office to proceed with enforcement of your order.
Once your completed application is signed and received by our office, the process begins. Child Support Services will take the following steps to collect support from a non-custodial parent.
Apply for services
We will contact you to conduct an interview.
The more information the custodial party gives about the case, the better service Child Support Services can provide.
Locate the parent
Establish paternity and/or support order
Enforce the support order
DCSS will take the following steps to enforce court orders:
Modify the order if necessary