The client may claim that cooperation with the CSE process is not in their best interest or the best interest of the child. These claims are called good cause.
Tell client of their right to claim "good cause" for noncooperation.
Child support actions are not taken as long as good cause exists.
The client must cooperate in the CSE process for a child(ren) for whom good cause has not been claimed.
The client may claim good cause for noncooperation with the CSE process when:
- the child was conceived as a result of incest or rape;
- there is a possibility the child is going to be adopted out;
- there may be emotional harm to the client or the child;
- there has been domestic or sexual violence, or there is a fear or risk of it.