Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Services (DHR / DCSS)
The purpose and mission of the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Services is to support the larger goals of DHS through means taken directly from the Title IV-D of the Social Security Act:
To enhance the well-being of children by assuring that assistance in obtaining support, including financial and medical, is available to children through locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing support obligations, and monitoring, enforcing and reviewing support obligations.
If you are a parent in Georgia, you may be wondering how child support works in this state. Child support is the financial contribution that a non-custodial parent makes to help support their child. In Georgia, child support is calculated using a formula that takes into account both parents’ incomes and the number of children involved. The amount of child support that a non-custodial parent will be responsible for paying can vary greatly depending on these factors.
If you are owed child support or are struggling to make your payments, there are resources available to help you. The Georgia Division of Child Support Services can help you with things like establishing or modifying your child support order, collecting payments, and more.
If you are a non-custodial parent and need help making your child support payments, you may be able to get assistance from the Georgia Noncustodial Parent Employment Program. This program provides job training and placement services to non-custodial parents who are behind on their child support payments. They also offer a number of other services, such as financial counseling and budgeting assistance.
Georgia Child Support Resources
Child Support Services, Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Office: (404) 657-3851
Fax: (404) 657-3326