The Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is the state agency responsible for child support enforcement. California’s Child Support Services Program works with custodial and non-custodial parents and guardians to ensure children and families receive court ordered financial and medical support. Each county has a Local Child Support Agency (LCSA) office that can help parents establish parentage (paternity) and child support orders, and collect the support owed.
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