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Child Support Handbook
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Yolo County Child Support
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Establishing Paternity (Child's Father)
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Customer Connect
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What to Expect in Court
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One Stop Career Center
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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What if a noncustodial parent forgets or ignores the Summons and Complaint?

  • What if I do not have health coverage through my employer?

  • What if I am already ordered to pay support in another county or in the same county for different children?

  • How long am I responsible for paying the child support?

  • If I file an answer with the court, will I have a chance to talk to the judge?

  • How can I establish paternity?

  • What are the options to receive my child support payments?

  • Who should I make the payments to?

  • When will the first payment be due following the court hearing?

  • What if I lose my job and cannot pay?

  • The noncustodial parent is in jail. Can I get child support?

  • What if the custodial parent is on welfare, does the child support go to the parent?

  • What if I cannot make it to court?

  • What If I Don’t Go to Court on My Case?

  • Is there any way to avoid having to go to court?

  • How much Child Support is right for my family?

  • What if custody or visitation changes?

  • Does DCSS provide an attorney for either party?

  • Can I file for custody or visitation?

  • What is the Family Law Facilitator's Office and how can it assist me?

  • How can I obtain an order for child support without hiring an attorney?