What We Do

The Jefferson County Family Support Division helps to improve lives by delivering excellent child support services.

The Family Support Division represents the Division of Child Support, a Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) agency.  The division works with child support agencies throughout Washington State, the U.S. and abroad to establish and enforce child support and to protect the best interests of children in accordance with the laws of Washington State.

The Family Support Division carries out judicial establishment of paternity and child support enforcements for failure to pay court-ordered child support, and modifications to existing child support orders.  The Family Support Division also represents the State of Washington in collection actions on parents owing a duty of support.