Can i ask, since i am in Cali too, are you on welfare? Because i am on it my lawyer doesn't want me to go for child support because my ex works under the table also and has told me he will never pay. She told me i will get further with my consistent pay from welfare then through ex. But i really want to get the ball rolling with childsupport. The thing is when you are on welfare i think that any money they do get they keep to pay back welfare. Do you know anything about this. If i could get the ball rolling i would totally get off welfare and only take the child support. With 7 years of marriage and 5 kids i know i would get awarded alot. But obviously with his working under the table it could take forever. SO i am asking what do you know? How long do you think it will take and what the process is they take to get him to pay?Thanks!