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California Child Support Information

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Amount currently collected via the California Department of Child Support Services

Total Arrearages Owed $17,993,433,994.00 Total Collected $834,489,423.001
5% of arrearages owed to California families was collected & distributed.
37% of California families do not receive their current child support.

Who is in charge of enforcing a child support order?

The Department of Child Support Services is in charge of all child support related matters. Services are provided through the county and regional offices throughout the state.

Age of Emancipation

California Family Code 3901 indicates the duty of support continues until a child's 18th birthday unless they are not married, still a full-time high school student and not self-supporting. Until such time as the child completes the 12th grade or attains 19 years of age, whichever occurs first, the duty of support shall remain in effect.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order

There is no statute of limitations on a California child support order. The balance is collectable until paid in full.

Interest

California Code of Civil Procedure 685.010-685.030 provides for interest to accumulate at 10% yearly on any unsatisfied portion of a judgment. The interest is to commence on the date of the judgment unless the judgment provides an installment plan then the interest is to accrue as each installment becomes due.
1 Data Source: Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement /Annual Reports & Statistics - FY 2013 Preliminary Report