South Dakota Child Support

The South Dakota Division of Child Support (DCS / DSS)

Helps parents establish a financial partnership to support their children when they do not live together.

Services through the Division of Child Support are available to any adult who has legal custody and/or guardianship of a minor child. Services are also available to fathers who need help establishing paternity and/or child support order.” — DSS

Overview

If you are a South Dakota resident and have children, you may be wondering how child support works in this state. South Dakota’s child support laws are designed to ensure that both parents contribute financially to the care of their children.

Child support in South Dakota is calculated using a formula that takes into account the income of both parents, the number of children, and the amount of time each parent spends with the children. The amount of child support that is ordered will depend on the specific circumstances of each case.

If you are seeking child support from the other parent of your child, you can contact the South Dakota Division of Child Support for assistance. The Division of Child Support can help you locate the other parent, establish paternity, and collect child support payments.

If you are a non-custodial parent who is owed child support, the Division of Child Support can also help you collect the payments that are owed to you. South Dakota offers a number of enforcement options for child support, including wage withholding, asset seizure, and interception of tax refunds.

The South Dakota Division of Child Support is committed to helping families obtain the child support they need and deserve. If you have questions about child support in South Dakota, utilize the resources below, including our child support calculator.

South Dakota Child Support Services Contact Information

Division of Child Support, Department of Social Services
700 Governor’s Drive
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2291
Office: (605) 773-3641
Fax: (605) 773-7295

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate 
Rhonda Kampeska, Acting Director
Office of Child Support Enforcement
PO Box 808
Agency Village, South Dakota 57262
Office: (605) 698-8333
Fax: (605) 698-7170
Email: RhondaK@swo-nsn.gov

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