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Collect child support from another state?

Tacoma, WA |

My ex-husband owes me back child support for our daughter and never sends any money, which I very much need, and now he lives in another state (Oregon). How can I make him pay me? Should I talk with Washington state courts or with Oregon state courts to enforce child support? Thanks!

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  1. The Division of Child Support will collect the child support for you. There may be an annual fee of $25.

    More information is at http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dcs/receive.asp .

    The state governments work with each other to collect child support. So, if the father works for any legitimate employer, child support will be taken from his paycheck.

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