CSSD provides a range of services to the parents or caregivers of children. Select from the list below to learn more about CSSD services.
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Opening a Child Support Case
All children have the right to financial support from both parents, and opening a child support case is the first step in that process with CSSD. For more information, visit: Opening a Child Support Case.
Managing a Case
After a child support case is opened, the process of managing the case begins, and each step is intended to move toward the ultimate goal: getting support for the child(ren). For more information, visit: Managing a Case.
Establishing Parentage and Paternity
Because a child's parents have a legal obligation to provide support, a critical first step in every case is determining parentage. Learn about the ways parentage can be established. For more information, visit: Establishing Parentage and Paternity.
Establishing a Child Support Order
The child support order outlines the specifics of the financial and/or medical support to be provided by the child(ren)'s parents. For more information, visit: Establishing a Child Support Order.
Enforcing a Child Support Order
Once an order is entered, enforcement must occur so that the child(ren) can receive the intended support. For more information, visit: Enforcing an Order.
Modifying a Child Support Order
At times, family circumstances change, and the change may prompt a support order modification. For more information, visit: Modifying an Order.
Working with CSSD in Interstate Cases
When a child's parents live in different states, case processing follows unique rules. For more information, visit: Working with CSSD in Interstate Cases.
Obtaining Information about Your Case
Ongoing case information is important and is available from CSSD in several ways. For more information, visit: Obtaining Information about Your Case.
Using the Child Support Tip Line
Accessing CSSD Language Support
CSSD is able to provide help to many customers in their native languages so that they are able to participate in the process fully. For more information, visit: Accessing CSSD Language Support.