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FAQ - Child Support

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

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Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

How do I apply for Title IV-D services?

Title IV-D services are offered by the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS), a Division of the Department of Economic Security (DES). DCSS helps oversee Arizona's Child Support Enforcement Program and administer child support. 

To qualify for Title IV-D:

  • The child or children are under 18 years old,
  • The father must be established through either a paternity test or a non-contested birth certificate,
  • If the parents were married, they are now separated or divorced and did not have a child support order established by the court, and
  • Notice is given to both parents that child support will be established. If a parent cannot be reached after a certain amount of time, a default order is acceptable.

To apply:

  1. Complete a Request for Title IV-D Child Support Services (complete an additional page for each child by the same set of parents).
  2. Submit the documents
    • Email - [email protected]
    • Mail - P.O. Box 40458, Phoenix, AZ 85067
    • Drop off in-person - Find your local DCSS office

After the application is received and processed, a case will be opened and DCSS will inform the parents, by mail as to their next steps.

•    Arizona Division of Child Support Services