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Orange County Department of Child Support Services Lawyer

Huntington Beach DCSS Attorney

The Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is an agency that takes action to recover child support payments. Hearings involving the DCSS can be difficult and involve multiple parties (you, the other parent and DCSS). At the Orange County-based Law Office of Jeffrey D. Stearman, I have helped individuals on both sides of support matters for more than 34 years. I have extensive experience negotiating with the DCSS to protect your rights and interests during child support establishment, enforcement or modification hearings.

Contact my California law office to speak with a knowledgeable family-law attorney. You can also call 714-871-7778 for a FREE initial consultation.

Department of Child Support Services Defense

The DCSS aggressively pursues those who owe child support, especially if the children have received any sort of government assistance, such as welfare. Their goal is to recover for the payments government agencies have made to support your children. Possible ways the DCSS can collect child support payments include:

  • Withholding wages
  • Placing liens on property
  • Revoking driver's licenses and other professional licenses
  • Requiring the purchase of health insurance for the children

I will work with you to ensure that you are not paying more than you owe. If your financial situation makes it impossible to pay your entire child support obligation, I will bring this information to the DCSS and the court. In some situations, it may be possible to avoid license suspension and other serious consequences.

Collecting Child Support

As a child support attorney, I have the knowledge required to establish child support orders for you and help enforce them. I understand that your children's best interests are crucial and I fight to protect them. I will use the California Child Support Guidelines to analyze your situation and personally explain your options to you. If a child support modification is needed, I will guide you through the process. Together, we will go over your options and reach a solution that best protects your goals and your children's rights.

Call a Compassionate Child Support Lawyer

Contact a competent family-law attorney for help with your DCSS concerns. You can also call 714-871-7778 for a FREE initial consultation. I am never too busy to answer your call or see you if you need to drop by my office without an appointment. If I am out of the office when you try to reach me, I will follow up within 24 hours.