Child Support Enforcement

Through the Virginia Department of Social Services, the Division of Child Support Enforcement's mission is to promote strong, self-reliant families by delivering child support services, as provided by law through the location of non-custodial parents, establishment of paternity and orders for support, enforcement of orders, collection of child and medical support, review and adjustment, and distribution of child support.

​​​It is required by law that all employers send the name and social security number of every newly hired employee to the Virginia Department of Social Child Support EnforcementSerivces - Child Support Enforcement. When Child Support Enforcement receives that information, they check to see who has outstanding child support payments. If you do, your paycheck will automatically have a withholding. 

A withholding is not the only method of collecting. To pay off your past due payments, Child Support Enforcement has the power to:
  • ​Suspend your Virginia driver’s license
  • Intercept income tax refund
  • Attach liens to our personal property
  • Report the debt to credit reporting agencies

Division of Child Support Enforcement
Eastern Virginia District Office
420 North Center Drive
Building 11, Suite 200
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

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