Child support is something fairly new in Indian Country. Currently, there are only 16 tribes in the United States that are operating their own child support program. In the last 6 years, those Tribal Child Support Programs have collected over 68 million dollars. 24 Tribes are in the start-up phase, which means they are creating a child support program unique to their tribe. Many of those tribes anticipate opening their offices in 2008. Tulalip anticipates being able to take cases in early 2009.
Child Support can be confusing and often an emotional event for all parties involved. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information. Please note these are generic questions people ask. Individual cases are unique. To get answers specific to your case, please contact Washington State Child Support or Tulalip Child Support Enforcement.