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Regional Offices The four Regional Offices of the Child Support Services Division (CSSD) are responsible for all paternity establishment and support order establishment and enforcement. All Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cases in South Carolina are automatically referred to the CSSD for child support services. In addition, the CSSD receives applications for child support services from custodial parents not receiving public assistance. Federal regulations also encourage the CSSD to receive applications from non-custodial parents for the purposes of establishing paternity and reviewing any existing child support order for appropriate modifications.

Cases are assigned to one of our four Regional Offices for all establishment and enforcement activity based on where the non-custodial parent lives. If the non-custodial parent lives in another state, the case is assigned to a Regional Office based on where the custodial parent lives. This method of assignment ensures that jurisdictional issues are satisfied and that enforcement remedies comply with state and federal law. Each Regional Office is staffed with very capable attorneys and child support specialists who employ a full range of procedures and remedies in matters of paternity and support.

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Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Union, York Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, Williamsburg
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Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg

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