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The Department of Child Support Services helps enforce child support and medical support orders in California. If a noncustodial parent falls behind on court-ordered support, the DCSS will initiate several different collection measures to ensure compliance with the court order. 


Frequently, the DCSS will attempt to collect past-due child support payments by issuing an income withholding order to a parent's employer, garnishing wages directly from a paycheck. When wage garnishment is not an option, the DCSS may take other actions for child support collection, including suspending a professional or driver's license, or by placing liens on tax refunds, bank accounts and property.


The attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum help parents avoid garnishment by working with the DCSS to create a plan for catching up on child support arrears. For help with your DCSS claim, e-mail our firm or call us at 619-469-9477.


DCSS Claims Lawyer in La Mesa


The DCSS may get involved in a familial situation under the following circumstances:

  • Failure to meet a child support obligation: Several factors may influence a parent's ability to meet his or her child support obligation. Whether a change in income or some other reason is involved, it is important for parents facing DCSS claims to contact a Child Support Services San Diego County attorney as soon as possible to review the available options 

  • Failure to provide medical support: When medical support is not being paid, the DCSS has the ability to contact a parent's employer and have the costs of health care levied from an obligor's pay

  • Establishing paternity: Establishing paternity is especially important for unwed fathers who want to have a meaningful relationship with their child

La Mesa Child Support Arrears Attorneys


If the DCSS has filed suit against you to enforce delinquent child support payments, you should speak with an experienced La Mesa child support lawyer. The DCSS takes child support arrearages seriously. Our lawyers are prepared to advocate on your behalf and present your case to the DCSS in the most favorable way. 


Our lawyers can also help determine whether the DCSS properly calculated the child support that is due. At the Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your income situation to make sure that any delinquent amounts have been calculated correctly.


To contact one of our La Mesa DCSS claims attorneys, call us at 619-469-9477. Alternately, you can send us an e-mail to set up an appointment






Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum
5464 Grossmont Center Dr.

Suite 300, 3rd Floor
La Mesa, CA 



Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum

5464 Grossmont Center Dr Suite 300, 3rd Floor La Mesa, CA 91942 La Mesa Law Office

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