The primary focus of Child Support Services is taking care of the children of California, particularly those of Orange County, through the enforcement and establishment of medical and child-support orders paid by non-custodial parents. The Department establishes and enforces court orders, and prosecutes civil and criminal non-support, through a variety of processes, including wage assignments with employers, state and federal tax intercepts, levies on bank accounts and stock portfolios, personal liability insurance awards, liens on estates, workers' compensation awards, veterans' benefits, Social Security, and monies awarded via monthly allotments or final settlements.
Through the Hague Convention, the Department assists in reciprocal countries' enforcement and establishment of support orders. Conversely, we request that reciprocal countries establish child-support orders on behalf of California families.
OCEA, its Stewards, and the Department of Child Support Services have a long history of working collaboratively. OCEA plays an important role with the Labor Management Committee. OCEA co-sponsors the annual Staff Appreciation Day for Child Support Services employees.
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