Can I make sure I get support for my kids by going to court? 10 Answers as of August 28, 2015

In the past the dad of my daughters has left me for another woman and he did not help me with child support in any way. Can I take my kids dad to court for child support in case we ever split again?

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Law Office of Barton R. Resnicoff | Barton R. Resnicoff
Absolutely, as long as you are not residing together, if you file for support from the father, he will be directed to pay child support based upon his ability to earn. Any support order will be retroactive to the date of filing and you should get a temporary order at the first court date.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 7/27/2015
Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
Child support is always modifiable, so the answer is yes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/27/2015
Law Offices of Robert Burns
Law Offices of Robert Burns | Robert Burns
Yes. The cheapest way to do so is to open a case with your County Dept. of Child Support Services.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/27/2015
John Russo | John Russo
That would be a yes.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 8/28/2015
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
That would be a yes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/28/2015
    Attorney at Law | Aimee C. Robbins
    Yes and the Office of Child Support Enforcement will process your case free of charge.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 7/27/2015
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    That would be a yes.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 8/28/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Yes, you can and should.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/27/2015
    Law Offices of Helene Ellenbogen, P.S.H | Helene Ellenbogen
    If you are living together now, you can't file. Any time he leaves, you can file for support as each parent has a duty of support.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/27/2015
    Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
    Yes. You can obtain child support for your children. The DA can act on your behalf at the Family Support Division if you live in Las Vegas, Nevada located on Flamingo Road. You will have to go in person to initiate the paperwork. Otherwise, you can file a Petition in Family Court for child support. If you have access to a computer, you can look online at the Family Court's website and find forms that can use to fill out and file with the Court.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 7/27/2015
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