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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.

Open Saturday

 

Upcoming Saturday, we are open!

We are here to help! On Saturday, August 13, 2022, we will be open from 8am-12pm. Questions about applying for child support? Do you want to establish or modify your current child support order? Do you owe child support? We can help! 

To make an appointment, you can visit our website and click on "Appointments" at the top of our website. You will be able to select the day and time that works best for your schedule.

View our latest virtual workshop by visiting our Facebook page: FB.com/RCDCSS , or by visiting the Events page on our website – www.RivCoDCSS.com!

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

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Email: RivCoDCSS@rivco.org

Phone: 866-901-3212 

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Driver's License Release Program - Child Support Awareness Month

We can help you get your license released!

• Was your license suspended for not paying child support?
• Do you need to get back on the road?
• Parents recently released from prison may be eligible for their license release
with no down payment!
• $25 down payment (per case) with signed agreement for future payments
• Get the process of releasing your license underway today!

 

Failure to pay may result in the suspension of more than your driver’s license. Business (construction, electrician, and land surveyors), professional (cosmetologists, nurses, counselors, therapists, doctors, teachers), recreational, and notary licenses and more are subject to suspension.
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Enroll today! Opening a new case, just got easier!

Opening a child support case, just got easier! Our new Simplified Enrollment Process just made things faster, convenient, and easy! If you don't have all your paperwork or know all the information to enter, that's fine. You can save your progress during the enrollment and come back to it when you have the rest of the information. Visit the link below for more information or head to www.RivCoDCSS.com

One size does NOT fit all! Every child support case is different, reach out to us, and let us know how we can help!

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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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