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Child Support Services Division

 

 

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Attorney General
Karl A. Racine
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
 

The CSSD office will be closed Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

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About CSSD

When the relationship between a child's parents ends, it does not mean that either parent's responsibility for that child ends. Both parents remain financially and legally obligated to a child no matter whether the parents remain together or not.

The purpose of DC’s Child Support Services Division (CSSD) is to help the person caring for a child to collect child support from the child's non-custodial parent.  CSSD also helps those who are divorced to collect spousal support.

CSSD has trained professional staff that provides a variety of services to eligible persons. These services include the following:

  • locating a child's parent for the purpose of establishing parentage and child support
  • establishing parentage
  • establishing a support order
  • establishing medical support
  • enforcing child support payments and medical support established by court order
  • collecting child and spousal support payments
  • reviewing child support orders to determine whether an adjustment is needed

CSSD’s Customer Service unit is available to answer questions and help customers with their child support needs.