Cases in which one of the parties lives outside the State of California are assigned to our Intergovernmental Division. The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) provides rules for the jurisdiction and modification of child support orders when the parties live in different states. See Private Family Law Orders.
The United States has reciprocal agreements with many nations around the world. For those nations, there are procedures in place for establishing and enforcing a child support order.
To learn more about the Child Support Process, please click on one of the following links:
Overview / Open a Case / Locate a Parent / Establish Paternity / Establish a Court Order / Enforcing a Court Order / Close a Case / Out-of-State FAQs