Instructions for Completing
Delaware Division of Child Support Enforcement
Application for Child Support Services
The attached application form must be fully completed, signed before a notary, and accompanied
by all required documents. Complete a separate form for each non-custodial parent from whom you
are seeking support. Forms submitted without the $25.00 application fee will be returned.
Application fees are waived for those who receive, or have received, TANF, Medicaid, Foster Care, or
those who are presently participating in a Head Start Program. If you file against multiple non-custo-
dial parents, only one $25.00 fee is required.
AND SOCIAL SERVICES
DIVISION OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (DCSE) PROCEDURES
Most cases go through mediation conferences, held at the Delaware Family Court in the county
where the Custodial Parent resides. If the Non-Custodial Parent lives in another state, the case may
be heard in that state. Under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), your presence is
not required at hearings held out of state.
A Deputy Attorney General will prosecute the case on behalf of DCSE at any hearing before a Judge
DCSE will utilize all appropriate remedies to enforce child support orders. Remedies include: income
attachments; interception of State and Federal tax refunds, unemployment insurance benefits, and
lottery winnings; liens and license suspension. These enforcement remedies are automatically acti-
vated according to case account status.
Legal assistance may be provided in establishing, modifying or enforcing a child support obligation.
Any legal assistance provided by the Department of Justice will be provided to DCSE and not to you
personally. DCSE and the Department of Justice shall make a final decision governing any legal
action to be taken in your case. DCSE shall advise you of actions it has decided to take. You have
the right to secure the services of your own attorney to represent you personally at any time.
All child support payments must b