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I assume you're in California, because you have referred to DCSS (Department of Child Support Services). Under Cal. Family Code Section 3653: "An order modifying or terminating a support order may be made retroactive to the date of the filing of the notice of motion or order to show cause to modify or terminate." Registration with DCSS is not thefiling of a notice of motion or order to show cause. Therefore, the April 2014 date cannot be used to modify child support. The earliest possible date for retroactive modification of child support is the date the DCSS files the notice of motion or order to show cause with the court to modify your child support orders.
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