ACCESS TO SERVICES

To connect to a Local Child Support Agency in California, please click on the county. You will be taken to the county’s Department of Child Support Services website.

Child Support Services

Child support program services are delivered through 49 local child support agencies. The following services are available at no cost to the public:
  • locating a parent
  • establishing paternity
  • establishing, modifying and enforcing a court order for child support
  • establishing, modifying and enforcing an order for health insurance coverage

Child Support Application

The Statewide On line Application (SOLA) is the single state approved on line application process. SOLA is an easy, secure, no cost application process. Click here for access to the SOLA.The process to access the complete “Application for Child Support Services Packet” is unchanged. The documents remain available to download and print by accessing the DCSS website. The completed application needs to be returned to the local county child support agency in your area to be processed. Applications are also available on a walk-in basis at local child support agency offices.

Individuals currently receiving CalWORKS are automatically referred to their local child support agency for services. If you are a CalWORKS beneficiary and have questions about your case, please contact your local child support agency.

Calculate Child Support

California Child Support Guideline Calculator
The California Guideline Child Support Calculator is based on California Child Support Guidelines and can be used to estimate the amount of child support that may be ordered in your case.The Court Commissioner or Family Law Judge has the final authority to determine the amount of a child support order. This calculator provides only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be ordered. Other factors may affect the amount of child support awarded.If you have any questions about the child support guidelines, you should talk with a lawyer or contact a family law facilitator.Customer Connect is California’s self-service, child support case information system. You can access account information on link anytime. To check My Child Support Account – click here

Establish Paternity

Unmarried parents can establish paternity – “fatherhood” – for their baby
POP – Paternity Opportunity Program

California Department of Child Support Services Mobile App

Access your child support account on the go.

  • Check My Account
  • Make a Payment
  • Search for a Local Child Support Agency
  • Resources and FAQs
Download the iPhone App from the App Store    Download the Android App on Google play

 

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