The Law Firm of Jessica M. Cotter, P.L.L.C. | Jessica M. Cotter
An order of child support generally is made when a petition for dissolution, or a petition for legal separation has been file. Also, if you receive benefits through the state of Arizona DES, through the appropriate legal agency, will file for child support.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Diane l. Berger | Diane L. Berger
You can certainly ask the father of the children to contribute to their support but only a Court can order someone to do anything including supporting their children. If you live in an area where there is a child support enforcement facility, you can ask them to handle the matter but it will take quite a bit longer than going directly to a Court.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
John Russo | John Russo
You can file an action for child support separately, the correct term is not put , both your incomes are used in a child support calculation and if you are not working the court will impute income to you, but if you want contribution for other marital bills you will have to file for divorce.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Kevin H Pate | Kevin H Pate
In OK, you can file for separate maintenance in it is uncertain whether your marriage will end. Absent involvement of the court, you're not going to have an enforceable order for support, custody, prohibition of hiding or transferring assets.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma