It is not uncommon in the state of California for divorced parents, or parents who have a child who was born out of wedlock, to be ordered to pay child support. Courts issue child support orders in divorce, paternity, and child support proceedings in order to ensure that a parent who is not living with his or her child takes financial responsibility for the child’s needs.
The California State Disbursement Unit (SDU) collects and processes all child support payments that are made in the state of California, in cases where child support is enforced through the Child Support Services Department. You can make a payment in the following ways:
online using a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card, or a checking or savings account
by phone, by calling 1-866-901-3212
by sending mail to CA SDU, PO Box 989067, West Sacramento, CA, if your case is managed by a Local Child Support Agency (if your case is not managed by a Local Child Support Agency, call 1-866-901-3212 for assistance paying by mail)
electronically, by downloading the free CAChildSup app
in person at a MoneyGram location, using your child support Participant ID number and Receive Code 14630 for California child support payments
in person at any local child support agency office that accepts payments at the counter or at a kiosk
Child support orders can raise many different types of legal issues, including enforcement of child support payments and modification of child support orders that are too high or too low. Whether you are the parent who receives child support payments or the parent who pays child support, we can help. The Law Offices of Vincent W. Davis & Associates have handled countless issues concerning child support orders. Do not hesitate to contact an experienced California family law attorney at our office if you have any questions about child support orders in the state of California.