Paternity & Child Support

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.

A complete listing of all of the USVI Paternity and Child Support Statutes is available here.
You may visit our website www.pcsd.vi for additional information.The services described on our website and provided by PCSD are available to both parents.

FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

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.

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.

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.

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.