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  PATERNITY & CHILD SUPPORT DIVISION
 
   
The Paternity and Child Support Division (PCSD) of the Virgin Islands Department of Justice provides financial support to children through the
establishment of paternity and the establishment and enforcement of child support obligations.

PCSD focuses on building financial bridges between non-custodial parents and their children, and to support and enhance the emotional and financial relationships necessary for successful dual parenting.

You may visit our website for additional
information.

The services described on our website and provided by PCSD are
available to both parents.


 
Charlotte Poole-Davis, Esq.
Executive Director
Paternity and Child Support Division

St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Office
8000 Nisky Shopping Center
Suite 500 2nd Floor
St. Thomas, VI 00802
(340) 775-3070, telephone
(340) 775-3808, facsimile

St. Croix Office
RR01 #249 Estate Glynn
Kingshill, St. Croix, VI00850
(340) 775-3070 x4050, telephone
(340) 779-3800, facsimile
 
 
  
 
  
 

How much do Paternity & Child Support services cost?

 
     If you are now receiving financial assistance through TANF or Federally-assisted Foster Care Program, you qualify to receive free services. For all other applicants, there is a $20 application fee per case and an annual $25.00 maintenance fee for each case receiving $500 in collections.
 

Who can use the program?

 
     Any father or mother who is the custodial parent or other adult who has custody of a minor and needs help with any of the services we offer such as establishing and enforcing child support, establishing medical support and/or health insurance coverage and establishing paternity. In the Virgin Islands a non-custodial father may also apply for services provided that he is not contesting paternity.
 

Do I have to pay again if I close and reopen my case?

 

     If you are now receiving financial assistance through TANF or Federally-assisted Foster Care Program, you qualify to receive free services. For all other applicants, there is a $25 fee to reopen a case and an annual $25.00 maintenance fee for each case receiving $500 in collections.

 

Does PCSD provide an attorney to help me with my case?

 

 
     No. The child support Attorney does not represent either parent. There is no attorney/client relationship. PCSD attorneys represent only the government’s interest in ensuring that the best interests of the child(ren) are served.  While it is not required, you may hire a private attorney to represent you during this process.