Child Support Enforcement/CSSD

South Bay Child Support Lawyer
Representing the Paying Parent in CSSD Proceedings

If you are being sued for child support, the State of California will use its full arsenal to force you to pay. The Child Support Services Department of Los Angeles County (CSSD) can and does suspend drivers' licenses and professional licenses, seize bank accounts and garnish wages.

The Law Offices of Thomas M. Polinger regularly defends non-custodial parents in CSSD proceedings, including license restoration. Principal attorney Thomas Polinger has 30 years of experience in family law, including determination, modification and enforcement of child support.

Child Support Enforcement Defense

A parent or supported spouse may contact the Los Angeles Child Support Services Department in order to file for an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing. Mr. Polinger will review the OSC paperwork for technical defenses, then (a) negotiate a solution with the CSSD attorney assigned to your case or (b) represent you in court to argue your case before the hearing officer.

In California, child support is tied to parenting time. If you are sued for support, we can also countersue for additional visitation, which could reduce your monthly support obligations.

In order to enforce a support order (child support or spousal support) the CSSD has the power to suspend driving privileges or your professional license. Mr. Polinger is often hired by doctors, attorneys, general contractors and others whose livelihood depends on a valid license, and he has a good success rate in getting suspensions lifted.

If you are the custodial parent: In Los Angeles County, any party receiving court-ordered child support or spousal support can request the assistance of the Child Support Services Department in enforcing and collecting the support order.

If you are summoned to a CSSD support enforcement hearing or threatened with sanctions, call our Hermosa Beach law office at 310-697-8868 or contact us online. We serve the South Bay area and all of L.A. County.