SOUTH DAKOTA CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF SOUTH DAKOTA’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
South Dakota’s child support laws have evolved over the past decade to ensure the well-being of children while considering parents’ circumstances.
2013: Child Support Guidelines Update
– Regular updates of child support guidelines to reflect economic realities.
2014: Efficient Payment Disbursement
– Implementation of efficient methods for disbursement of child support payments.
2015: Holistic Child Well-being Focus
– Emphasis on the overall well-being of the child in child support considerations.
2016: Strengthening Enforcement Measures
– Introduction of robust enforcement measures for consistent child support payments.
2017: Income Verification Enhancements
– Introduction of improved income verification methods for accurate calculations.
2018: Simplified Modification Procedures
– Simplification of child support modification procedures for parents’ convenience.
2019: Responsive to Changing Dynamics
– Consideration of changing family dynamics in child support calculations.
2020: Online Resources Accessibility
– Provision of online resources for parents to manage child support cases.
2021: Ongoing Guidelines Review
– Continuous review and updates of child support guidelines.
2022: Shared Parenting Support
– Promotion of shared parenting arrangements for fair support calculations.
South Dakota’s child support regulations reflect its commitment to children’s well-being and parents’ responsibilities, ensuring equitable and consistent support calculations.
The Division of Child Support provides child support services to custodial parents in South Dakota.
The DCS can help locate noncustodial parents and establish their paternity.
DCS also enforces penalties on child support evaders by ensuring their licenses are suspended and wages garnished as well as possible jail time and criminal penalties for the failure to comply with child support orders. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact South Dakota lawyers.