The services are free and available to all residents of San Mateo County.
Submit an application to open a case with Department of Child Support Services, income and expense declaration, or modification request online.
You can learn more about their services by visiting the San Mateo County Department of Child Support Services Website.
You may also contact an attorney for legal advice, to find out the amount of child support that would be payable under the California state child support guidelines, to assist you in completing paternity or child support forms, or to represent you. Attorneys are listed in the telephone book. For a small fee, you can have also schedule a short consultation with a private attorney by calling the Lawyer Referral Service at (650) 369-4149. Please refer to the San Mateo County Department of Child Support Services for payment information.
If you cannot afford an attorney or want to represent yourself, you can have your papers reviewed by the Family Law Facilitator (650) 261-5010. If you need assistance completing paternity or child custody and visitation support forms, you should seek help from the office of the Family Law Facilitator.
If you and the other parent have an agreement, or believe that you can reach an agreement on the amount of child support to be paid, the office of the Family Law Facilitator (650) 261-5010 can help you with an agreement or stipulation form.
Child Support Professionals will be in the Family Law Facilitator's Office every Tuesday from 9:00 -11:30 a.m. to assist you with your child support needs. This program is only available at our Redwood City office.
Profesionales de manutención estarán en la Oficina del Asesor de Derecho Familiar todos los martes de 9:00 -11:30 de la mañana para ayudarle con sus necesidades de manutención de niños. Este programa sólo está disponible en nuestra oficina de Redwood City.