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Child Support

This is the self-help section for Child Support. Child Support is money paid by a parent to help support a child or children.

Family Law Q&A
Court Resources/Links for Child Support:
Office/Service Description Resource
Family Law Facilitator The office of the Family Law Facilitator assists self-represented parties with child support, spousal support and health insurance issues. The staff provides legal information and education to help parties complete their paperwork and represent themselves in their cases. The staff does not give legal advice nor does it represent a party in a case or at a hearing. There is no confidentiality or attorney-client relationship created between the office and a party. View Website
Private Counselors & Evaluators Directory You can search for professionals that provide counseling services for families experiencing conflict surrounding the custody and/or visitation of their children and/or perform child custody evaluations. View Website
Our Children First Program (English & Spanish version) You can complete the Court's orientation to mediation on-line. All you need is your case number to access the program. View Website
Our Children First - In Person Parents are required to complete a mediation orientation program on-line called Our Children First (OCF) prior to the hearing and preferably, prior to mediation. If parents are unable to complete the on-line program they may attend the Our Children First - In Person offered on the first Thursday of each month at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. You will need to bring your case number and a pen. View Website
Family Court Services Department, formerly known as Conciliation Court. Mediation gives parents the opportunity to discuss with a neutral mental health professional the best plan for their children. If the parents reach an agreement, the mediator drafts the custody and visitation plan. View Website
Parent Education Referral List for High Conflict Parents Provides a list of individuals and organizations that offer assistance to high conflict parents. View Document

External Resources/Links for Child Support:
Office/Service Description Resource Contact Info:
211 LA County Provides referrals to agencies by geographical area for individuals seeking counselors and other social services. View Website Hours: 24 hours a day 7 days a week
California Courts Self-Help Center The Judicial Council provides the California Courts website Child Support Self-Help Center to help with answers to your questions about Child Support. View Website
Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department Provides information on child support services available in Los Angeles County View Website
California Department of Child Support Services Paternity Opportunity Program (POP) Provides information on establishing parentage by an administrative process View Website

Find a Lawyer (External Websites):
Office/Service Description Resource Contact Info:
LawHelpCalifornia.org LawHelpCalifornia provides online information to help low and moderate income people find legal aid referrals & self-help resources.

LawHelpCalifornia DOES NOT provide direct legal services.
View Website
SmartLaw.org (Los Angeles County Bar Association) The Los Angeles County Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral and Information Service on SmartLaw.org View Website Phone: 213-243-1525
Los Angeles County Bar Association The Los Angeles County Bar Association provides a lawyer referral service and information on common legal issues in both English and Spanish. View Website Address:
1055 West Seventh Street Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2577
Phone: 213.627.2727
Los Angeles County Local Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services If you need help, a certified lawyer referral service can put you in touch with a lawyer who can help you with your problem. View Document
The State Bar of California The California State Bar Association offers listings of certified county programs that provide lawyer referrals. View Website
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