Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment: To voluntary acknowledge paternity, both parents must sign a paternity affidavit under oath. By signing the affidavit, the law presumes the named father is the biological father of the child and action can proceed to establish a child support obligation without any further legal proceeding to establish paternity.
Child Support Obligation: The South Dakota Legislature has established guidelines which courts must use to determine child support payments.
Modification of Child Support: If you have a South Dakota child support order and want to modify the child support obligation, a Petition for Modification is required to be completed to initiate the process.
Automated Voice Response System: Noncustodial 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.