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California Child Support Enforcement

If parents don't pay the California child support amount ordered by the divorce court, they may face penalties that help the state collect unpaid child support.

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Some child support enforcement tactics the California divorce courts use, include:

  • Credit reporting
  • Passport denial
  • Property liens
  • State licensing match system
  • Interception of
    • Bank accounts
    • Rental income
    • Royalties
    • Dividends
    • Income tax refund
    • Sales and use tax
    • Disability Insurance benefit
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Social Security benefits

Talk to a local divorce lawyer to learn about your rights to collecting child support for your child.

Learn more about child support enforcement and other aspects of filing for divorce that will help you protect the interests of you and your child. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a California divorce case review form to connect with a California divorce lawyer and get legal advice about state divorce laws today.

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The above synopsis of California divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local California divorce lawyer in your area.

California divorce laws were last updated July 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.