Legal Corner

Frequently Asked Questions

Call the Ex Parte Line in the Division to which your client’s case is assigned.

Division Ex Parte Line

Van Nuys

(818) 904-7370

Commerce

(323) 889-2812

Pomona

(909) 378-1193, 1194

South Los Angeles

(323) 965-6577

Torrance

(310) 354-6511, 6512

Antelope Valley

(661) 940-2060

Intergovernmental

(323) 869-3202


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The CCW filling window is located on the third floor of the courthouse.


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You should contact the divisional office that manages your client’s case and ask to speak to the Digit Attorney or the Duty Attorney.

Division

Attorney Phone Line

Van Nuys

(818) 904-7370

Commerce

(323) 889-2812

Pomona

(909) 378-1190, 1191

South Los Angeles

(323) 965-6577

Torrance

(310) 354-6511, 6512

Antelope Valley

(661) 940-2010

Intergovernmental

(323) 869-3202


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Call us at (213) 351-8643.


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No.


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Maybe. Some of the commissioners require that even Stipulations, off calendars, and continuances be heard on the record.


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Depending on the time of day, there may be several cases waiting for a hearing. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to more than one hour before your case is heard.


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A commissioner will hear the case. The courtrooms are located on the 16th floor of CCW.


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Our office will not “meet and confer” with your client if you are not present. As your client’s representative, you will determine if you would like your client to participate directly in the “meet and confer.”


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Yes. The IV-D commissioners at CCW require that you “meet and confer” with our office before proceeding to court.


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We will begin to “meet and confer” with attorneys at 7:30 a.m.


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Our attorneys “meet and confer” on a large number of cases each day. We operate on a first come, first served basis; therefore, it is important that you arrive on time. We will attempt to meet with you as soon as possible.


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The commissioners at CCW require that you “meet and confer” with our office before your case is heard. Please arrive early and go to the 18th floor. Tell the security guards that you are an attorney. They will direct you to fill out the “Attorney Sign in Sheet.” An attorney from our office will call you as soon as possible.


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A Title IV-D commissioner whose primary responsibility is to hear IV-D cases will hear your client’s case.


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Yes. A person receiving support may take independent action to enforce a support order so long as he or she provides written notice to our office at least 30 days prior to filing an independent enforcement action. Please use Judicial Council Form FL-645 for this purpose.


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If you do not comply with your support obligations, the State of California may deny, suspend or revoke your state-issued driver, professional, business and recreational licenses.


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If you are a party and our office is enforcing your case, you must provide copies to our office and may be required to provide copies to the other parent. If you are represented by an attorney, your attorney will answer your questions about serving documents. If you are not represented by an attorney, you may contact the Office of the Family Law Facilitator for further information or Contact Us.


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Our office will not release your address to the other parent unless the law requires us to do so or a court orders us to do so.


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With limited exceptions, the information contained in our files and records is confidential and we will not release the information to anyone.


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No. The Los Angeles County IV-D courts only hear support issues. You must present your custody and visitation issues in a court other than the IV-D courts.


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No. Our office participates regarding support issues only; we do not participate in any proceedings related solely to custody or visitation issues.


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In a civil case, a defendant or person paying support has the right to hire an attorney, to present and cross examine witnesses, to testify and the right to exercise the privilege against self-incrimination. If paternity is at issue, the defendant may be entitled to a court-appointed attorney and to genetic testing.


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If you fail to appear at a child support hearing, the court may continue the case to another date, or the court may proceed with the hearing without you.


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