Child Support

Custodial Parent

The custodial parent is the person who has primary care, custody and control of a minor child(ren).

Below you will find information for custodial parents.

  • Child Support Obligation: The South Dakota Legislature has established guidelines which courts must use to determine child support payments.
  • Automated Voice Response System: Custodial parents can use the automated voice response system toll-free from a touchtone phone to obtain up-to-date information about their child support payments.
  • Electronic Payment of Child Support: Custodial parents can have their child support payments deposited directly into their bank accounts or an electronic payment called ReliaCard Visa.