Section 17526 Of Article 2. Collections And Enforcement From California Family Law Code >> Division 17. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.
. (a) Upon request of an obligor or obligee, the local child
support agency shall review the amount of arrearages alleged in a
statement of arrearages that may be submitted to the local child
support agency by an applicant for child support enforcement
services. The local child support agency shall complete the review in
the same manner and pursuant to the same timeframes as a complaint
submitted pursuant to Section 17800. In the review, the local child
support agency shall consider all evidence and defenses submitted by
either parent on the issues of the amount of support paid or owed.
(b) The local child support agency may, in its discretion, suspend
enforcement or distribution of arrearages if it believes there is a
substantial probability that the result of the administrative review
will result in a finding that there are no arrearages.
(c) Any party to an action involving child support enforcement
services of the local child support agency may request a judicial
determination of arrearages. The party may request an administrative
review of the alleged arrearages prior to requesting a judicial
determination of arrearages. The local child support agency shall
complete the review in the same manner and pursuant to the same
timeframes specified in subdivision (a). Any motion to determine
arrearages filed with the court shall include a monthly breakdown
showing amounts ordered and amounts paid, in addition to any other
(d) A county that submits a claim for reimbursement as a
state-mandated local program of costs incurred with respect to the
administrative review of alleged child support arrearages under this
section shall be ineligible for state subventions or, to the extent
permitted by federal law, state-administered federal subventions, for
child support in the amount of any local costs under this section.