Motions for Judgment CSS files a Complaint to establish paternity and child support against an alleged parent. Once an answer is received, CSS will set on calendar a Motion for Judgment. If you want to resolve the issues by stipulation prior to the court date or have any questions regarding the process, please contact CSS by dialing 1(866) 901-3212. The Stipulation Team will work with you to resolve the matter.

Genetic Testing

Genetic tests will be scheduled if paternity has been placed at issue in the complaint and the issue of paternity isn’t res judicata and certain presumptions do not apply. Genetic testing is normally scheduled after an answer to the complaint has been filed. An administrative order for genetic testing and an appointment will be served on the parties along with a hearing date for a Motion for Judgment (MFJ). DCSS and the lab make every effort to have the test results available prior to the first setting of the MFJ.

LabCorp Of America (LabCorp) uses swab sampling to conduct their genetic tests. No needles! The local specimen collection site is located at the Department of Child Support Services office at 1055 North Main Street, Santa Ana California, 92701. They accept walk-ins Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Your client must bring valid identification, such as government issued identification or driver’s license. Alternate locations are available for customers outside of the local area. Contact DCSS Court Operations Genetic Test representatives at (866) 901-3212 for appointment rescheduling or an alternate location.