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Do we have to be divorced before I can file for some kind of child support?

child_support_personQ) My sons father and I have been separated ,not legally, six months after my son was born, he’s two and a half now. Do we have to be divorced before I can file for some kind of support? I need help.

A) The custodial parent doesn’t have to file for divorce before beginning a child support case. If you and your spouse aren’t ready to initiate a divorce yet, the custodial parent may file a complaint or petition with the court to establish a child support order. Your state’s child support enforcement agency or local prosecutor may offer assistance with filing this complaint. Child support is not typically retroactive to the date of separation, so the earlier you file, the more money you can receive. http://info.legalzoom.com/can-child-support-im-not-divorced-yet-23933.html




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  1. THEY SUCK I WENT TO COURT ON JUNE 3RD AND SINCE I HAVE BEEN TO COURT THEY HOLD MY CHILD SUPPORT STATES ITS TO ENTER THE CASE IN TO GET THE CORRECT WITH HOLDING BUT YET THEY ARE NOT EVEN TAKING THE CORRECT AMOUNT SO I HAVE TO WAIT 2 WEEKS TO BE ABLE TO GET IT AND THEN I GET TOLD THEY ARE LOOKING TO SEE WHY THERE IS A HOLD THIS IS BS ONE EXCUSE AFTER ANOTHER

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