California Child Support | CA Department of Child Support Services (DCSS)

The purpose of CA Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is to help parents in California to establish, enforce and modify child support payments. The Department has an online payment system which can be used by noncustodial parents to make their payments with no efforts.

All information about services  is provided on the website, where parents can:

  1. Apply for Services;
  2. Make a payment;
  3. Create and maintain Child Support Account
  4. Get Publications;
  5. Calculate Child Support;
  6. Contact DCSS;
  7. Request Public Records, etc.

California Child Support Login | Make a Payment

Make a Payment

Parents can apply for child support services on this page: There is a tutorial and step-by-step instructions how to open a new case to get child support. On this page you can register in the online payment system: Or make payments directly without registration: Once you have registered you can login and track your payments and any […]


California Child Support Calculator | Guidelines


The website of DCSS provides detailed guidelines how the child support  payments are calculated and what factors are taken into account. Also, on this page you can find a useful tool to calculate your child support payments. However, do not forget that it is just a tool for assessment and the exact amount of payments is […]


California Child Support Enforcement


Child support enforcement is implemented by Local Child Support Agency Offices. To file a complaint parents should fill in a form including all necessary information: Send via mail to: Department of Child Support Services P.O. Box 419064 Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9064 Bring personally to Local Child Support Agency Offices. If you have any questions or queries you […]


California Child Support Laws | California Code Section 4050-4076 Laws


California Code Section 4050-4076 is the  document that provides all regulations for courts to establish, enforce and modify child support payments in State of California: Principles that courts should follow in the establishment, enforcement and modification of Child Support; Factors that define the amount of payments; Consideration of any additional circumstances; etc.


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