Can I get child support if my husband left without saying anything hasn't been back? 13 Answers as of April 21, 2014

He's in the Navy. When his ship returned, he never came home. He won't return any calls, emails, texts. He is the sole provider for this family. Without him, I don't have a home or a way to provide fort kids.

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Law Office of Lauren Deann Dozier PLLC.
Law Office of Lauren Deann Dozier PLLC. | Lauren Dozier
Yes you can file a support action.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/21/2014
Law Offices of Helene Ellenbogen, P.S.H | Helene Ellenbogen
First, file a legal separation or divorce and get a job. He doesn't have to support you. Second, after you have filed, contact the Navy about child support and make a motion to the court re child support.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/21/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
Contact his commander. That will get your husband's attention.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 4/21/2014
C Page Hamrick Attorney at Law | C Page Hamrick
FOR WEST VIRGINIA ONLY: You can contact your local WVDHHR Bureau for Child Support Enforcement office or you may file you own petition to establish child support with the clerk of the county circuit court where you live in West Virginia. The forms are available from the clerk's office or on line at the WV Supreme Court of Appeals website. The court will establish child support. You might also write and tell him if he doesn't start sending the child support benefits which he gets as a member of the armed services you'll call his commanding officer; he'll straighten him out immediately. You can get back child support also. You might also contact a lawyer.
Answer Applies to: West Virginia
Replied: 4/21/2014
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
short answer yes you can get child support.matter of fact just by contacting the base & his commanding officer you may get some relief but contact a divorce attorney to be sure.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/21/2014
    James M. Chandler | James M. Chandler
    Contact the Navy.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/21/2014
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Yes, most probably.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/21/2014
    Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
    Contact the Commander of his Navy Base. If you do not receive money immediately contact your Congressman. he can be involuntarily discharged for this conduct.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 4/21/2014
    Law Offices of Julie A. Ringquist | Julie A. Ringquist
    Contact his superior office immediately, the military does not allow their service men and women to leave spouses and children unsupported. Also, begin a court case asap, request an expedited child support order with wage assignment, if possible in your jurisdiction, you can file for either Divorce of just a Separation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/21/2014
    David A. Browde, P.C.
    David A. Browde, P.C. | David Browde
    File a support petition in Family Court.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/21/2014
    Provda Law Firm
    Provda Law Firm | Bruce Provda
    Yes, you might even want to contact Navy Relief. Then speak with a support attorney about putting in a petition for court ordered support which the military will deduct from his pay.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/21/2014
    John Russo | John Russo
    File for divorce.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 4/18/2014
    Law Office of Andrew Oostdyk
    Law Office of Andrew Oostdyk | Andrew Oostdyk
    Yes, you can start a child support case if you are not receiving support from the other parent. Contact a family law attorney in your area for a consultation.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 4/18/2014
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