What is DCSE?

“DCSE” is the Department of Child Support Enforcement. It is an arm of the Virginia’s Department of Social Services tasked with enforcing child support. It can be involved in a case either by a request by a parent for child support (administrative orders) or be involved through the Court to assist the person seeking support. Often times payment of support is ordered by a Court through DCSE (who then administratively collects and monitors support).

A party seeking support does not have to use DCSE if they choose to proceed with a private attorney or on their own (or after a case is concluded they prefer to be paid directly).

Kellam T. Parks
Managing Member of Parks Zeigler, PLLC