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COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Effective March 23 at 8 a.m., DCSS customers should use self-service options as primary means to conduct business with DCSS. All offices are closed to the public. For more information, click here.

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Communication Center extended hours

Effective Tuesday, April 7, the Division of Child Support Services Communication Center will open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. The new hours are effective until further notice. 

COVID-19: Enforcement Actions Update

Please be advised that all Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) cases remain subject to enforcement actions, as appropriate. However, pursuant to the March 14 Statewide Judicial Emergency, Superior Court hearings are limited in certain areas through April 13, 2020. In compliance with this order and other local judicial circuit orders, DCSS will have limited ability to proceed with new or previously filed Superior Court child support enforcement actions. Please be advised that DCSS will resume the filing and processing of court actions upon receipt of notice that the above referenced order is lifted.

Fatherhood Program

Georgia’s Fatherhood program connects parents struggling to meet child support obligations with resources to find jobs that help them better support their families.

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Child Support Data

Access statewide numbers or drill down to specific counties to see how DCSS is working in your community.

Child Support Process

There are 7 steps involved in setting up your case:

  1. Open a child support case
  2. Locate the noncustodial parent (NCP)
  3. Establish paternity
  4. File a support order
  5. Set up payment
  6. Enforce the support order
  7. Review the order

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