District Attorney Family Support

District Attorney Family Support

The District Attorney Family Support Division is a great resource for parents who need help with child support. Parents can get help establishing, collecting, and paying child support through this office.  Read on to learn about their services and how to apply. 

Child Support Establishment and Collection

The District Attorney Family Support Division (“DAFS”) can assist parents in many ways.  Services offered by DAFS include:

  • Establishing paternity of minor children
  • Locating non-custodial parents
  • Establishing a child support order
  • Enforcing a child support order
  • Modifying an existing child support order


DAFS does not get involved in custody and visitation issues.  However, parents who have a case through DAFS and who have never been married to one another may be able to participate in a free Access and Visitation Program where parents can explore resolution of access and visitation issues through mediation. To be eligible, there must be an open child support case and the parents cannot already have a custody order from Family Court.  If you are interested in this program, you can complete the self-referral form in English or in Spanish and return it to the address listed on the form. 

If mediation is successful, the agreement can be adopted by the court.  If mediation is not successful, parents can file a separate case for custody and visitation through the District Court. Click here for more information about filing for custody and visitation.

Either parent can apply for services through DAFS.  There is no fee to apply.  

Once a child support order is established, DAFS can enforce the order through wage garnishments, IRS tax refund intercepts, and driver’s license suspensions.  The State of Nevada collects and distributes child support payments.

For more information about the services DAFS provides and how to apply, please visit their site at District Attorney Family Support Division or you can reach their office by calling (702) 671-9200. 


Child Support Ask-A-Lawyer Program

This program is offered by the District Attorney Family Support Division.  It is for anyone with questions about seeking, collecting, or paying child support.

Attorneys are available for free 15 minute telephone consultations on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  You may sign up for an appointment by calling (702) 455-1505.  An attorney will call back between 2pm and 5pm on the day of the event.  

Child Support Ask-A-Lawyer Flyer