Cases heard in this department include those initially filed by the local child support agency, the San Francisco Department of Child Support Services (SF DCSS), as well as proceedings in which SF DCSS is providing support services—including, for example, enforcement of support orders rendered in a prior dissolution proceeding, or in a case filed under the Uniform Parentage Act—pursuant to Family Code §17400.
The following links provide more information regarding child support services on both the state and local level, including access to the public version of the Guideline Calculator used to calculate support orders in Department 416.
- Department of Child Support Services (State DCSS)
provides free access to the public Guideline Calculator program
- Child Support Services Informational Flyer
- Open a Child Support Case online here
- Open a Child Support Case in San Francisco here.