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Written by attorney Amanda Leah Gordon

What happens if you fail to pay child support in California?

This article explains (1) why child support is an obligation, (2) how to calculate payments, (3) what happens if you fail to pay, (4) is jail a real possibility for failure to pay.

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The DCSS website is www.childsup.ca.gov/Default.aspx. DCSS may also be contacted by telephone at (866) 901–3212. To discuss a particular case call this number, provide case information, and request a transfer to the office handling the case.

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