New Year brings new laws affecting child support


January 2, 2019

New child support laws that reflect the changing nature of families, technology and our work will take effect Jan. 1. The Department of Social and Health Services’ (DSHS) Division of Child Support says it has been working for months to make the transition to the new laws as smooth as possible.

The new laws include:

• The Uniform Parentage Act, which makes it easier for parents to establish a legal relationship with a child.

• Child support payments will go to parents faster and more efficiently as most employers will be required to send payments electronically to DSHS on behalf of their employees. Employers will save money, time and reduce payment errors.

• An adjustment was made...

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