The state of California's child support system works hand in hand with parents and guardians receive court-ordered financial and medical support for their children. Child support services in California are available through 51 county and regional child support agencies across California that serve approximately 1.4 million children and families. Some of the services provided from DCSS include locating a parent; establishing paternity, enforcing a court order for child support and enforcing an order for health coverage for the children.
Applying for child support in California is accomplished through the online portal know as Viola. Viola stands for Virtual Interactive OnLine Application. The Child Support Process in California are summarized as Open a Child Support Case, Locate the Parent, Establish Paternity, Establish a Support Order and Enforcement of Support Orders.