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Child Support Information

IRS Child Tax Credit

Information on what you need to know about how child support is impacted by the American Rescue Plan's Child Tax Credit.
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What is child support?

An amount of money that a parent must pay to another parent to contribute to the living, medical, and educational expenses of a child.


What is a child support order?

A written order from the court that states: which parent must pay child support; which parent will receive child support; the amount of child support payment; how often the payment must be made.

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Informational Resources

DCSS Locations

Child Support FAQ

Child Support Forms