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California child support agency recognized for performance

It often is not clear how expensive it is the raise a child until one has one. As a unit, parents are able to fulfill these needs, but when divorce occurs, this can put strain on this need. Because a child's financial needs must be met whether parents are together or not, divorcing parents might need to consider getting a child support order in place.

Because of their services and successes during 2017, the Yolo Count Department of Child Support Services in California receives a state's Director's Excellence Gold Award. This award recognizes the county's work in collecting a distributing child support for families within the county. This is just one of two agencies in the state of California that has received a gold award for their performance.

Based on reports and data, this child support service distributed over $14,337,000 in child support in 2017. This has been the agency's more successful year to date. In fact, their collection rate for current support obligations continues to rise and has reached around 71.8 percent. Although they were given an 18-year flat allocation from the state, this location has been able to increase its performance each year over the past five years.

When recognizing this location for its work, it was also noted that Yolo County has also improve their service efficiencies. This means that they opened cases, received order for child support and had first payment made more quickly and efficiently. The staff members of the department partner with parents, helping them fulfill their obligations.

Whether it is child support obligations or any other family law issue, it is important that parents obtain the help they need. Whether it is the support of a child support agency or legal guidance, it is vital that parents remain informed. If you are seeking to establish a support order, modify a current one or enforce the obligations of the other parent, it is important to take the proper steps to protect your rights and the best interests of the child or children involved.

Source:, "Yolo Child Support Services earns state award," April 17, 2018

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