California Family Code Section 4506
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4506. (a) An abstract of a judgment ordering a party to pay
spousal, child, or family support to the other party shall be
certified by the clerk of the court where the judgment was entered
and shall contain all of the following:
(1) The title of the court where the judgment is entered and the
cause and number of the proceeding.
(2) The date of entry of the judgment and of any renewal of the
(3) Where the judgment and any renewals are entered in the records
of the court.
(4) The name and last known address of the party ordered to pay
(5) The name and address of the party to whom support payments are
ordered to be paid.
(6) Only the last four digits of the social security number, birth
date, and driver's license number of the party who is ordered to pay
support. If any of those numbers are not known to the party to whom
support payments are to be paid, that fact shall be indicated on the
abstract of the court judgment. This paragraph shall not apply to
documents created prior to January 1, 2010.
(7) Whether a stay of enforcement has been ordered by the court
and, if so, the date the stay ends.
(8) The date of issuance of the abstract.
(9) Any other information deemed reasonable and appropriate by the
(b) The Judicial Council may develop a form for an abstract of a
judgment ordering a party to pay child, family, or spousal support to
another party which contains the information required by subdivision
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, when a support
obligation is being enforced pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social
Security Act, the agency enforcing the obligation may record a notice
of support judgment. The notice of support judgment shall contain
the same information as the form adopted by the Judicial Council
pursuant to subdivision (b) and Section 4506.1. The notice of support
judgment shall have the same force and effect as an abstract of
judgment certified by the clerk of the court where the judgment was
entered. The local child support agency or other Title IV-D agency
shall not be subject to any civil liability as a consequence of
causing a notice of support judgment to be recorded.
(d) As used in this section, "judgment" includes an order for
child, family, or spousal support.
Last modified: February 22, 2013