Apply for child support
You can open a case online, by mail, or in person at our Child Support office.
Get ready for your visit to Child Support Services
We will help you apply for and manage your child support payments.
Cancel or reschedule your appointment about child support
If you need to change your appointment to discuss child support issues, here's what to do.
Sign up with Customer Connect to check your child support account
Use California's online service to check payment history, case information, and more.
Manage how you receive child support payments
Child support can be put into your bank account or onto a prepaid debit card.
Get recognized as a child's legal parent
Some parents need to fill out a form called a "Voluntary Declaration of Parentage" to access child support and other benefits.
Cancel a legal parentage form
If you filled out a "Voluntary Declaration of Parentage" for child support and need to cancel it, here's what to do.