Locate the Non-Custodial Parent
Step 2 - Locate the Non-Custodial
To establish paternity, obtain a support order, or enforce an order, our office
must know where the non-custodial parent lives or works. By providing our office
with as much information as possible, you can help locate the non-custodial parent
and speed up the child support process.
If we determine we cannot locate the non-custodial parent with the information you
provided, we will check their Social Security Number against the records of other
Department of Motor Vehicles
Department of Social Services
Employment Development Department
Franchise Tax Board
Credit Reporting Agencies
Law Enforcement Agencies
If the search reveals the parent has moved to another state, we will ask the other
state and the Federal Parent Locator Service to search for the parent. Every state
has an agency to enforce child support orders, and there is a law that requires
the states work together to establish and enforce child support orders, as well
as collect current and past-due child support.
Approximately 20 days after we receive your application, you will receive notification
in the mail informing you that your case is open.
We will notify the non-custodial parent that we are taking legal action regarding
paternity and child/medical support once our office has their current address or employer.