Get Help with the Department of Child Support Services

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Get Help with the Department of Child Support Services

The California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is a governmental agency that is charged with establishing paternity and ensuring that children receive court-ordered child support and medical care. While DCSS can assist you in ensuring that your child support is received each month, they cannot represent you in court. At Fair Cadora, our family law attorneys have decades of experience in cases involving DCSS and have the knowledge necessary to increase your chances of a positive outcome.

Our firm can work with DCSS to assist you in the following areas:

Because DCSS is a governmental entity, getting into contact with them to discuss your child support case can be difficult. An experienced family law attorney on your side can be a valuable tool to obtaining a positive outcome for your case. At Fair Cadora, our compassionate San Diego divorce attorneys are well-versed in this process and may be able to help alleviate the stress and anxiety that comes with dealing with DCSS.

Schedule a Case Evaluation with One of Our Expert San Diego Child Support Attorneys

At Fair Cadora we offer a strategy session for potential new clients to help take some of the pressure off the child support process. We like for our potential new clients to get to know us and get a feel for our practice, so they can feel confident with our representation. If you’re facing a child support issue and not sure where to start, contact one of our experienced San Diego child support attorneys to schedule a strategy session.

Request Case Evaluation

At Fair Cadora, we understand that family law cases can be overwhelming and stressful. The attorney you choose can make or break your case. That’s why we offer a paid strategy session to all potential clients. We want you to have the chance to connect with us and gain your trust, while receiving valuable advice and insight about your situation. During a strategy session, we will review the details of your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your legal options. The quality of our work and advice during a strategy session will allow you to make an informed decision about the next steps in your case and assess if it feels like a fit for us to work together. The first step is to request a case evaluation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To apply for child support services, visit the California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) website and complete the online application. You can also visit your local DCSS office for assistance.

The time to establish paternity varies, but the DCSS aims to complete the process within 60 days from the date of the genetic testing. Delays may occur based on individual case circumstances.

Yes, child support orders can be modified if there’s a significant change in circumstances. Contact your local DCSS office to initiate the review process and provide necessary documentation.

Child support is calculated using various factors, including income, parenting time, and specific expenses that affect a parent’s tax liability. The DCSS uses a statewide guideline formula to determine the appropriate support amount.

If the noncustodial parent resides in another state, the DCSS can assist in enforcing child support orders through the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). Contact your local DCSS office for cross-state support enforcement.