What Does It Mean To Assign My Support Rights?
Parents of children placed in foster care do not assign their support rights. When a child is placed in foster care, his/her support rights are automatically assigned to the state under law. Support that is collected and in excess of the aid paid for a foster care child is placed in trust or used in the best interest of the child as determined by the county Welfare Department.
Regardless of whether you agree or not, support rights are assigned by operation of law when you and /or your child(ren) receive CalWORKS and/or MediCal. If you do not agree to assign your support rights you will not get any CalWORKS money or MediCal benefits for yourself. Your child(ren) will still be able to get a smaller CalWORKS grant and MediCal, but instead of sending the check to you, the county may have another person manage the payments to meet your child(ren)`s needs.
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Additional Family Law Articles
- California Family Law: An Overview
- What Is Community Property?
- How Is Community Property Divided?
- What Are The Grounds For Divorce In The State Of California?
- Are There Any Residency Requirements For Filing A Divorce?
- What Is An Annulment?
- How Do The Courts Handle Educational Degrees And Professional Licenses Acquired During The Marriage?
- Can I Get Part Of My Spouse's Pension And Employment Benefits?
- How Do Courts Award The Family Residence?
- Establishing A Support Order
- Statement Of Nondiscrimination
- Your Legal Relationship With The Family Support Division
- Legal Assistance Alternatives
- Family Violence Indicator
- I Want The Fsd Or Local Child Support Agency To Enforce My Court Order. Is The Information I Provide Open To The Public?
- Calworks Cases
- Medically Needy Only Cases
- I Am Applying For Calworks And/Or Medi-Cal. Do I Have To Personally Ask The Other Parent For Child Support?
- What Does It Mean To Cooperate With The Fsd Or Local Child Support Agency?
- What Happens During An Interview With The Fsd Or Local Child Support Agency?
- What Information Must The Other Parent Or I Provide To The Fsd Or Local Child Support Agency?
- Legal Representation
- If An Answer Is Filed
- Locating The Non-Custodial Parent
- My Child's Father Is In The Military, But I Don't Know Where He Is Stationed. Can The Fsd Or Local Child Support Agency Find Him
- How Paternity Is Established
- What Happens If The Father Leaves The State Before Paternity Is Established?
- Why Should Paternity Be Established If The Father Has No Money To Support The Child?
- Paternity Opportunity Program (Pop)
- Is There An Age Limit For The Genetic Tests To Be Done On A Child?
- Notice To Custodial Parties
- Medical Support
- How Child Support And Medical Support Are Distributed
- Modifying Support Orders
- Notice Of The Right To Request A Review
- My Ex-Spouse Has Remarried And Has Another Family To Support. How Will This Affect The Support That My Children Are Due?
- Can The Other Parent Be Required To Include Our Child(Ren) Under The Group Health Insurance Available Where He/She Works?
- Mandatory Wage Withholding
- Health Insurance Coverage Assignment
- Personal Property Lien
- Real Property Lien
- Franchise Tax Board (Ftb) Child Support Collection Program
- Other Enforcement Techniques
- Collecting Child Support From Out-Of State Parents
- As Soon As The Other Parent Is Notified About Enforcement, He/She Moves. How Will I Ever Be Able To Collect Child Support?
- Can Paternity Be Established For My Child If The Father Lives In Another State?
- What Should I Do If I Am Planning To Move To Another State?
- My Children And I Need Financial Assistance Now. The Non-Custodial Parent Left Us 10 Years Ago. Will The Fsd Or Local Child Support Help?
- If The Fsd Or Local Child Support Agency Cannot Find The Non-Custodial Parent, Does That Mean I Cannot Get Calworks Or Medi-Cal?
- My Child's Father Is In The Military, But I Don't Know Where He Is Stationed. Can The Fsd Or Local Child Support Agency Find Him?
- My Spouse And I Are Working Out A Joint Custody Agreement. How Would The Court Decide The Amount Of Child Support For Each Of Us?