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Child Support FAQs

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COURT-RELATED QUESTIONS:

How do I file for child custody, visitation and support?
How do I file a Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court petition?

CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT QUESTIONS:

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Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Forms

ANSWERS:

How do I file for child custody, visitation and support?

To begin a child custody, visitation, or support case, the person seeking a petition should contact the local court services unit intake office at the following address/telephone number to schedule an appointment. An intake officer will assist you in the preparation of petitions.

Manassas Office: 9540 Center Street, Suite #200 Manassas, VA 20110 703-792-6200 Fax: 703-792-4786 Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Woodbridge Office: 15950 Cardinal Drive Woodbridge, VA 22191 703-792-7350 Fax: 703-792-7376 Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you are seeking child support you can also contact the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) for assistance at:

8551Rixlew Lane, 4th Floor Manassas, VA 20110 Telephone: 1-800-468-8894

DCSE personnel will help you fill out an application and provide a Court representative to go to Court with you on the date of your hearing to assist you in obtaining a child support order.

DCSE Advantage:

  1. Entitled to have DCSE represent you in Court.
  2. Assistance locating the other party.
  3. Enforcement capability. Access to tax refunds.


How do I file a Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court petition?

To file a juvenile petition before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, contact the Juvenile Court Intake Department in one of the following offices:

Manassas: 703-792-6210

Woodbridge: 703-792-7350