Family Support

Legal Services Offered

The Family Support division represents the State of Washington, and provides the following legal services:

  • Judicial establishment of paternity and child support including requests from other county and states and Tribes
  • Enforcement of support orders when parents fail to pay court-ordered child support through the contempt process
  • Prosecution of interstate cases for paternity and child support orders on the same basis as in-state cases
  • Modification of existing child support orders
  • Representation of state interest in private dissolution, parentage, and nonparental custody actions when tax dollars have been expended to support a child
  • Legal representation of the Division of Child Support, a division of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), in lawsuits challenging the agency’s collection actions against parents owing a duty of support
  • The Family Support Division does not represent parents or other individuals in child support cases. For a case to be initiated by the prosecutor's office, it must be referred by the Division of Child Support (DCS).
  • Our address is 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, 6th Floor, Robert J. Drewel Building, Everett, WA. Our phone number is 425-388-7280 and our business hours are 8:30-4:30