What is Case?
Case meaning A non-custodial parent, whether mother, father, or alleged father, a custodial party, and a dependent child or children. The custodial party may be one of the child’s parents, or other relative or caretaker including a foster parent. If both parents are absent and liable or potentially liable for the support of the child(ren), each parent is considered a separate case.
reference: California Department of Child Services