Navigating the Child Support System

You may pay child support. You may not pay child support, but owe child support.  You may be the recipient of child support.  No matter which category you’re in, navigating the system is rarely easy.  Three experts from three DC-area jurisdictions share information that may ease your child support concerns.


District of Columbia Child Support:

State of Maryland Child Support:

Commonwealth of Virginia:



Janice McDaniel, Senior Asst. Atty. General, Commonwealth of Virginia

Benidia Rice, Deputy Atty. General & Director, The Child Support Services Division, District of Columbia

Samantha Phillips-Chester, Acting Director, Prince George’s County’s Child Support Program




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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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