.

Chat with a LIVE Child Support Specialist 

Establishing An Order FAQ

If you do not receive public assistance, you and the other parent may work together with the RCDCSS, a lawyer or on your own to work out an agreement. If the child (ren) receives public assistance or foster-care payments, the RCDCSS will participate in and sign any agreement and will not agree to a support order for less than the amount of support determined under the statewide guidelines.

That depends on the terms of your agreement. The court will look at each parent’s ability to pay, the needs of the child (ren) and the amount of time both parents have custody or visitation of the child (ren). See Calculating Child Support, for more information.

Yes. Health insurance must now be included in any child support order. Even if it is not available immediately, the court order will order the noncustodial parent to provide insurance when it does become available. This applies to all cases.

Unless he/she has assets, like property or income from an outside source or from a work release program, it is unlikely that support can be collected until he/she gets out of jail and receives income or acquires property.

You may call our office or Family Law Facilitator to discuss the case. You may also respond to the Summons and Complaint by completing the Answer and filing it with the Superior Court clerk within 30 days. A blank Answer is supplied with the Summons and Complaint.

The Proposed Judgment served with the Summons and Complaint will be the order of the court if the noncustodial parent does not respond.

Yes. If you respond to the Summons and Complaint and contest the amount of child support or paternity, you will be given a court date.

The amount of child support is based on the income of both parents and the amount of time each parent cares for the child. The court uses child support guidelines provided by the California Family Code.

The amount of child support is based on the income of both parents and the amount of time each parent cares for the child. The court uses child support guidelines provided by the California Family Code.

Prior to 1997, it was the state’s policy not to allow fathers to sign paternity declarations prior to the child’s birth because we did not believe there was sufficient authority in the law to warrant such an allowance. However, effective January 1, 1997, there were some significant changes in the California Family Code and Health and Safety Code, which supported allowing fathers to sign paternity declarations prior to a child’s birth. First, Health and Safety Code Section 10425 was amended to require a father not married to the child’s mother to sign a paternity declaration or adjudicate paternity in court in order to have his name included as the father on the child’s birth certificate. California Family Code 7570(e), allowing prenatal clinics to offer prospective parents the opportunity to sign voluntary acknowledgements of paternity was enacted by the legislature. Finally, California Family Code Section 7573, which states completed and signed voluntary paternity declarations filed with the state, shall have the same force and effect as a judgment of paternity, and was enacted by the legislature.

We believe it was the legislature’s intent in enacting the laws described above to allow unmarried parents to complete paternity declarations prior to the child’s birth. We believe this policy affords a father who is unable to be present at the time of his child’s birth, the same opportunity to declare paternity and get his name on his child’s birth certificate as a father who is present at his child’s birth. In applying this policy, we recommend it only be used when the father will be unable to be present at the time of the child’s birth.

Furthermore, although the mother should enter her identifying information at the time the father signs it, we strongly recommend mothers not to sign the form until the child has been born. In such cases, all fields on the form, except the child’s name and date of birth, should be completed at the time it is signed by the father.

Yes. You can avoid going to court by signing a Legal Agreement (stipulation). The noncustodial parent and our office can agree (stipulate) on the amount of child support if the custodial parent is receiving public assistance. If neither parent is receiving public assistance, then both parents may sign a legal agreement that establishes paternity and makes a formal arrangement to make child support payments.

The stipulation contains the agreement that the noncustodial parent is: 1) The parent of child, 2) Willing to pay child support, 3) Willing to provide health insurance for the child if it is available through the parent's employer, and 4) Willing to allow the court to enter an order without appearing in court.

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!

Thursday, August 19th, 2021 - Live at 10:00 am

Thursday, August 19, 2021/Author: Waldir/Number of views (282)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Events
Tags:

FREE Virtual Workshop: Featuring Supervisor Chuck Washington's 3rd District Staff!

Learn how the Supervisors Office can assist you with the helpful resources they offer!

RivCoDCSS is hosting a FREE Virtual Workshop. Join us live, August 4th, 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 Supervisor Chuck Washingtons Staff who will share the many resources offered by his office to constituents!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 - Live at 10:00 am

 

Monday, August 2, 2021/Author: Waldir/Number of views (252)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: News
Tags:
Monday, July 26, 2021/Author: Waldir/Number of views (273)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: News
Tags:

Coffee Break Podcast S3:E8 | RCOE Language and Literacy

Special Guest Dr Molly McCabe from Riverside County Office of Education

Join us on this coffee break podcast and meet Dr. Molly McCabe, from the Riverside County Office of Education, as she shares with us the importance of fostering language and literacy in our children. Don't miss out on the amazing information and resources mentioned. Click on the article's title and find out more!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021/Author: Waldir/Number of views (280)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Uncategorized
Tags:

💵Was your SBA small business loan denied due to Child Support? Call Us!

If you have received a notice from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) denying your request for a small business loan because of child support delinquency and believe this to be in error, please contact our office at 1-866-901-3212. 

Thursday, July 8, 2021/Author: Waldir/Number of views (314)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: News
Tags:

🟤🟤Double Espresso Shot S3:E7- County Supervisor Chuck Washington

Meet District 3's County Supervisor!

Welcome to Season 3 Episode 7 of Riverside County Department of Child Support Services Coffee Break Podcast with our Host Nathan Hartel, Deputy Director of Programs and Operations “all things related to child support and more”. Enjoy this episode with our Special Guest Supervisor Chuck Washington from the 3rd District of Riverside County. Supervisor Washington will discuss what is going on in District 3, Riverside County, what is his role, and how he got to where he is today.  This episode is a "Double Espresso Shot”, just a little bit longer than a single espresso shot, and packing an even greater punch, it is rich, and it is definitely full! Don't miss out on this exciting episode! 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021/Author: Waldir/Number of views (242)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Uncategorized
Tags:

☕🥄 Coffee Break Podcast: Diversity, Unconscious Bias, and Inclusion!

with special guest Sahar Andrade of Sahar Consulting LLC

Welcome to RivCoDCSS Season 3 Episode 6 Coffee Break Podcast. Diversity, Unconscious Bias, and Inclusion – a Conversation between RivCoDCSS and Sahar Andrade with Host Nathan Hartel, Deputy Director of Programs and Operations. Tune in and learn about this timeless and relevant topic and how this relates to child support, because at the core of our mission, as a public service agency is you our customer. Sahat explores expectations from both the agency and the public. 

Friday, June 25, 2021/Author: Waldir/Number of views (264)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Uncategorized
Tags:

🏤RivCo DCSS Serving in our community @ Mecca FRC 8am-4:30pm

Mecca Community Family Resource Center: Every Wednesday 8am-4:30pm

Did you know we come to your community and assist with child support services? We will provide up-to-date on-site case assistance. If you have specific questions about your case or if you want to inquire about opening a case, come by and visit us! We are here to better serve you! 

 

10/28/2021 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM/Author: Waldir/Number of views (1775)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Uncategorized
Tags:

🏤RivCo DCSS Serving in our community @ Desert Hot Springs FRC 8am-4:30pm

Desert Hot Springs Family Resource Center: Every Wednesday 8am-4:30pm

Did you know we come to your community and assist with child support services? We will provide up-to-date on-site case assistance. If you have specific questions about your case or if you want to inquire about opening a case, come by and visit us! We are here to better serve you! 

11/3/2021 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM/Author: Waldir/Number of views (1777)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Events
Tags:

☕ A Coffee Break Podcast you dont want to miss! Timeshare, Custody & visitation!!

With Special guests Paola Castro Lead Deputy Attorney & also Family Law Facilitators

Welcome to RivCoDCSS Season 3 Episode 5 Coffee Break Podcast and “all things child support” with Host Nathan Hartel, Deputy Director of Programs and Operations. Our Special Guest today is Paola Castro, Lead Deputy Child Support Attorney, IV-S, and Family Law Facilitators, from the Riverside County Superior Court. The focus of this podcast is timeshare and custody. We will hear about what is the true connection between, custody, visitation, and timeshare in the world of Child Support. You don't want to miss this podcast, rich and frothy with key details about one of the most frequently asked topics. So sit back! grab your coffee or favorite drink and enjoy this coffee break podcast. Listen directly by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/E36n20C6P60

Click this title for even more details!!

Friday, May 21, 2021/Author: Waldir/Number of views (312)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Uncategorized
Tags:
RSS
12