Can You Cancel Child Support In California??

You can ask the court to modify the child support if there is a significant change in the circumstances to warrant a change.

Although very difficult, it is possible to completely terminate child support in California.

To succeed, you must provide valid legal and factual grounds for termination.

How do I terminate child support?

To ask the Probate and Family Court to modify a child support order:

  • Go into the court that made the child support order.
  • Fill out a Complaint for Modification form.
  • Take the form to the court Clerk.
  • Serve the Complaint and Summons.
  • Make “return of service”.
  • Schedule a court date for the hearing.

Can you cancel child support?

Child Support Enforcement will still collect payments. The payor’s employer will still take child support out of the paycheck. But you can ask the court to end the child support order. the child support order should end.

Can the custodial parent close a child support case?

If the custodial parent stops receiving public assistance (welfare), DCSS is required to collect the past due child support owed to the government that accumulated while the custodial parent and/or the minor child(ren) was on aid. For more information on closing a child support case, please call 1-866-901-3212.

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