California Child Support Enforcement and Collection Information

In California, the Child Support Services Program (CSSP) is under the umbrella of the California Health and Human Services Agency CHHS.

Mission Statement
The mission of the California Child Support Services Program (CSSP) is to enhance the well-being of children and the self-sufficiency of families by providing professional services to locate parents, establish paternity and establish and enforce orders for financial and medical support.

California's CSSP works with parents and guardians to make sure children and families receive court-ordered financial support as well as medical support.

Child Support Services Available:

Child Support Calculator and Links

Child support services in California are available to the general public through a network of 52 county and regional child support agencies.
Free California Child Support Calculator
Local Child Support Agency (LCSA) Offices

Child Support Forms

Child, Spousal, & Partner Support Forms

Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children

Visit our online California Child Support Calculator

This information has been compiled directly from the most recently available child support enforcement information. Every effort has been made to assure that this information is correct and complete. Be aware that laws frequently change. Do not take any action based on this information without first consulting an attorney to be certain that the laws pertaining to your particular situation have not changed.

The language used in most cases on this page is legal terminology taken directly from the statutes and laws of each state. The terminology is not always easy to understand. If you are not sure of something you should consult an attorney so that you can fully understand the meaning of the laws.