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Out of State Agencies

Information on this web site is intended to assist Out-of-State IV-D agencies in processing their child support enforcement cases. Out-of-State Agencies can benefit from the high-level overview of our county’s child support enforcement program which includes: 

  • Interstate Case Initiation Procedures
  • International/ Hague Convention Case
  • Required Forms and Information
  • Request for certified court orders and payment history
  • Paternity Testing
  • Payment Processing
  • Contacting the Central Case Registry
  • Electronic Document Exchange (EDE)
  • Intergovernmental Reference Guide (IRG)


Paternity Testing

In most cases, the noncustodial parent will be ordered to pay costs for paternity tests. However, in interstate cases, the initiating state pays for the test and seeks reimbursement of the costs by court order. The responding state must attempt to obtain a judgment for the costs of paternity testing and forward any payments received to the initiating state.


Payment Processing

Responding states electing to impose fees or recovery costs for processing support payments may deduct those fees from the support payment. However, the responding state must notify us, the initiating state, of the full amount collected and the amount charged.

For example, if a cost recovery state collects $200 in child support and deducts a $3 fee, that state forwards $197 to California (the initiating state) along with a notice stating that $200 was paid by the noncustodial parent and $3 was retained for processing the payment.

California is not a cost recovery state.


Central Case Registry

The California Central Registry (CCR) serves as the single point for the submission and processing of interstate child support enforcement cases. CCR analysts:

  • Examine all incoming inter-jurisdictional and Hague Convention Cases;
  • Review the documents from other states for completeness;
  • Send the cases to the Department of Child Support Services in the county where the noncustodial parent resides

Maintain an ongoing liaison between the 58 California Department of Child Support Services and the various child support enforcement agencies of the initiating states.
CCR is one of the major functions under the direction of the State Department of Justice. You may contact the California Central Registry at:

Intergovernmental Services Section (IGS) / Central Registry

P.O Box 419072
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741
Direct Phone: 888-851-6314 *Fax (916)636-2410
Email address: DCSSIGS@dcss.ca.gov


Establishing an Order

When an initiating state requests establishment of any type of order from California, the following forms must always be included in the packet:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • OCSE Declaration in Support of Establishing Parentage
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition
  • Personal Information Forms for UIFSA 311
  • Birth Certificates
  • Paternity Documentation
  • All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate

Public Assistance Reimbursement

When an initiating state requests establishment of any type of order from California, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition (3 certified copies or original plus 2 copies)

To request the establishment of a support order and public assistance reimbursement, the initiating state must also provide the timeframes for public assistance reimbursement and the monthly public assistance grant amount. California will only allow collection of public assistance reimbursement for the 12 months prior to the filing of the Complaint.

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate.


Public Assistance Reimbursement Only

To request the establishment of an order for public assistance reimbursement only, the initiating state must also provide the timeframes for public assistance reimbursement and the monthly public assistance grant amount. California will only allow collection of public assistance reimbursement for the 12 months prior to the filing of the Complaint.


Paternity and Support Order

When an initiating state requests establishment of any type of order from California, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Uniform Support Petition
  • General Testimony
  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • OCSE Declaration in Support of Establishing Parentage
  • Personal Information Forms for UIFSA 311
  • Birth Certificates

To request the establishment of paternity and a support order the initiating state must also provide, an Affidavit in Support of Establishing Paternity or an acknowledgement of paternity signed by the father and notarized. A birth certificate is not acceptable.

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate.


Paternity Only

When an initiating state requests establishment of any type of order from California, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition  One original of the required documents .

To request the establishment of paternity the initiating state must also provide, an Affidavit in Support of Establishing Paternity or an acknowledgement of paternity signed by the father and notarized. A birth certificate is not acceptable.

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate.

The Interstate perspective and or case will close once the courts have filed the judgment for paternity, unless the request to enforce is marked on the Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request.


Modification of an Order

When an initiating state requests that California modify an existing order, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition (only needed if order not issued in California)
  • Registration Statement (only needed if order not issued in California)
  • Declaration of Support Payment History
  • Personal Information Forms for UIFSA 311
  • Certified copy of ALL court orders
  • Proof of income: Paystubs, W-2, Filed taxes

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate. One original of the required documents is needed.

The Interstate perspective and or case will close once the courts have filed the modification of the support order. 


Enforcement of an Order

When an initiating state requests that California enforce an existing order, the following forms must be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • Child Support agency Confidentiality Notice
  • Personal Information form UIFSA 311
  • One certified copy of the ALL court orders
  • A certified, notarized, month-by-month affidavit of arrears
  • Registration Statement (only needed if order not issued in California)

California has no statute of limitations on the collection of arrears. They are enforceable until paid in full.

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate. One original of the required documents is needed.

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In-person assistance is not available for the month of January 2022

 

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The DCSS court interview offices in Riverside & Hemet will be CLOSED, the Family Court is NOT Closed

The DCSS court interview offices in Riverside (3760 12th St, Riverside, CA 92507) and Hemet (880 N State St, Suite B1, Hemet, CA 92543) will be closed from Thursday, January 13, 2022, through Thursday, January 27, 2022.

THE FAMILY COURT IS NOT CLOSED. ALL DCSS CHILD SUPPORT COURT HEARINGS REMAIN AS SCHEDULED AND WILL BE CONDUCTED TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD.

  1. For hearings in Riverside Family Court, call # 951-955-4520 by 8:30 AM to check-in for your hearing. 
  • For hearings in Hemet Family Court, call # 951-791-2251 by 8:30 AM to check in your hearing. 
  • If you do not check-in for your hearing, the court may enter orders against you in your absence.

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The 2022 Pass Through Increase: Effective January 1, 2022

ATTENTION: Parents Currently Receiving Cash Assistance from CalWorks

Starting January 1, 2022, if you receive cash assistance for your child or children through the CalWORKs program, the amount of the current month’s child support payment that is “passed through” to you may change from $50 up to $100 if you have one child, and up to $200 if you have two or more children living in the home. This is because the law that covers this “pass-through” has permanently changed. If the current child support collected is less than $100 for 1 child or less than $200 for 2 or more children, you will only receive the amount collected, NOT the increased amount. There is no action required and the increase will automatically start for child support collected on or after January 1, 2022. Have questions or want more information? Call us at (866) 901-3212 or visit childsupport.ca.gov/faq

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December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022 (surgical masks or higher-level respirators are recommended)

Masking Requirements

The COVID-19 vaccines remain effective in preventing serious disease, hospitalization, and death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Unvaccinated persons are more likely to get infected and spread the virus which is transmitted through the air and concentrates indoors. To ensure that we collectively protect the health and well-being of all Californians; keep schools open for in-person instruction; and allow California's economy to remain open and thrive, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021, through January 15, 2022).

 

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FREE Virtual Workshop: Debt Reduction Program 💵- New!!

Learn how you can reduce your child support debt!!!

RivCoDCSS is hosting a FREE Virtual Workshop. Join us live, August 19th, 2021, at 10:00 am!

We will provide up-to-date information regarding child support services and programs impacted by COVID-19 and we are featuring the new Debt Reduction Program and will share who may qualify and how to apply!

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