Child Support


Child support is a court order for a certain amount of money divorced or separated parents must pay each month to help cover their children’s living expenses.

  • Child Support 101 – How to prepare to discuss child support.
  • How Does Child Support Work? – Information from the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
  • Glossary – Many Child Support terms and acronyms that are commonly used
  • Parenting Time – Developing Plans – parenting after separation or divorce
  • Child Support – Information on child, spousal, and partner support, including questions and answers about local child support agencies, how to collect support, the California Guideline Child Support Calculator, and related forms.
  • Families Change – A parent guide to child support in California.