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How Can I Collect Child Support?

Learn how the Division of Child Support (DCS), whose services are free, can help you set and collect child support. There is a locator service to help find parents who owe support. #3812EN

Child Support and License Suspension

DCS may suspend licenses of parents who are behind in their child support payments. The law allows DCS to suspend any license issued by the State of Washington, including drivers' licenses, hunting licenses, fishing licenses, professional licenses and contractor or occupational licenses. This explains your rights and obligations under the law. #3809EN

Do You Owe Child Support?

General information about how child support is set and your obligation to pay child support. #3810EN

How is Child Support Set?

An explanation of Washington State’s child support laws and how child support is set. We go over key parts of the state Child Support Schedule. #3816EN

I have been served with papers to change my child support. What should I do?

Read this for help figuring out what to do next if you just received papers proposing to change your child support. #3813EN

What if an incarcerated parent has no income or assets to pay child support?

Incarcerated parents -- and people owed child support from incarcerated parents -- may now request a temporary reduction in their child support payments. This fact sheet explains who is eligible and how to make that request. #3830EN

COVID-19 and child support in Washington State

If you're having trouble paying child support because you lost your job due to the pandemic, read this. #3283EN

If You Want to Modify (Change) Your Child Support Court Order

Questions and answers about the laws that apply to changing a Washington State Child Support court order. #3814EN

I have been served with papers to change my child support. What should I do?

Read this for help figuring out what to do next if you just received papers proposing to change your child support. #3813EN

What if an incarcerated parent has no income or assets to pay child support?

Incarcerated parents -- and people owed child support from incarcerated parents -- may now request a temporary reduction in their child support payments. This fact sheet explains who is eligible and how to make that request. #3830EN

COVID-19 and child support in Washington State

If you're having trouble paying child support because you lost your job due to the pandemic, read this. #3283EN

How Can I Collect Child Support?

Learn how the Division of Child Support (DCS), whose services are free, can help you set and collect child support. There is a locator service to help find parents who owe support. #3812EN

Child Support and License Suspension

DCS may suspend licenses of parents who are behind in their child support payments. The law allows DCS to suspend any license issued by the State of Washington, including drivers' licenses, hunting licenses, fishing licenses, professional licenses and contractor or occupational licenses. This explains your rights and obligations under the law. #3809EN

Do You Owe Child Support?

General information about how child support is set and your obligation to pay child support. #3810EN

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