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Riverside County Department of Child Support Services
Step 7: Close a Case

A child support case may be closed by our office when:
  • A current child support order no longer exists and less than $500 in past due child support is owed;
  • The noncustodial parent has died and a levy on the estate cannot be enforced;
  • Paternity cannot be established because genetic tests exclude the man as the father;
  • The child is over age 18, and paternity was not established;
  • It is in the best interests of the child to close the case because of incest, forcible rape, or a pending adoption;
  • The biological father cannot be identified after strong efforts are made to identify him;
  • The noncustodial parent has no money or assets and is in prison without possibility of parole; or
  • The noncustodial parent is permanently institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital and has no assets.
The custodial party is notified in writing by our office at least 60 days before a child support case is closed. We will review the case at the request of the custodial party before closure.

  Understand the Process
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  red dot  Step 1: Open a Case
  red dot  Step 2: Locate
  red dot  Step 3: Establish Paternity
  red dot  Step 4: Establish Order
  red dot  Step 5: Enforce Order
  red dot  Step 6: Collect Support
  red dot  Step 7: Close a Case

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