If someone owes you past due child support and you want to collect in California, here are some things you want to know.

California’s Department of Child Support Services charges a minimal fee to collect past due child support for members of the general public.

To apply for services, go to the Department’s website (www.childsup.ca.gov) and complete the Application for Child Support Services Packet and return it to the county child support agency in your area.

California’s Department of Child Support Services take necessary steps to have child support withheld by employers or from tax returns.

California Department of Child Support Services can even attempt to collect money owed to an out of state parent under the terms of an out of state court order. Out of state and other country’s child support court orders can be registered, modified and/or enforced in a California county where at least one parent lives.

You may seek to enforce child support orders in California at anytime until paid in full; there is no statute of limitations and interest on past due support occurs at 10% annually and a parent who fails to pay child support may be held in contempt of court.

If you want to collect past due child support in California, please contact California Department of Child Support Services or an attorney who specializes in collecting child support in your county and/or wherever the parent lives.

Contact Wallerstein Law to arrange a free consultation at (310) 438-5857

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