How to Close a Case With the Department of Child Support Services

By Contributor

Updated July 20, 2017

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You can reopen your case any time. A filing fee applies, variable by state, and the state collects a small percentage of your child support payments in exchange for providing its services.

Keep records of the date and amount the obligor (or paying parent) pays once your case is closed. It will be up to you to document the payment history and to prove when and how much the obligor is in arrears.