Q) How do I get copies of my court orders to pay child Support?
A) Here are a few ways to get copies of your court orders to pay child support.
1. Contact the court where you received your order. The court clerk can usually provide you with a copy of your order for a small fee.
2. Request a copy from the child support agency. If your child support case is being handled by a child support agency, you can request a copy of your order from them. They may charge a fee for this service.
3. Order a copy online. Some courts and child support agencies allow you to order copies of your orders online. This is usually the most convenient option, as you can usually get your copies quickly and easily.
4. Get a copy from the other parent. If you have a good relationship with the other parent, you may be able to get a copy of your order from them. However, it is important to get this in writing, so that you have proof that they gave you the order.
5. File a motion with the court. If you are unable to get a copy of your order from any of the other methods, you can file a motion with the court to have them issue a new copy. This is usually the last resort, as it can be time-consuming and expensive.
Here are some additional tips for getting copies of your court orders:
- Be sure to have the correct case number. This will help the court or child support agency find your order quickly.
- Be prepared to pay a fee. Most courts and child support agencies charge a fee for copies of court orders.
- Allow enough time. It may take a few days or weeks to get your copies, depending on the court or child support agency.
- Keep your copies safe. Once you have your copies, be sure to keep them in a safe place. You may need them in the future.