Child Support Enforcement

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 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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