The McDonnell Law Firm, PLLC | Patrick J. McDonnell
No! Any court proceedings require the Constitutional safeguard of due process. A person needs to be noticed if an action is brought against him or her in a court of law. There are rules of proper service of process.
Answer Applies to: New York
Law Office of Joan M. Canavan | Joan Canavan
No, a woman cannot get child support without notifying the father. The woman would have to name the father in the Complaint for Paternity. If the man denies that he is the father, the Court will require him to take a paternity test to determine if he is the father. If he is, then child support will be awarded to the mother who has physical custody of the child.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Mouton Law Firm, LLC | Shane Mouton
I don't think you phrased your question correctly. If there is no notice then how will he know he has to pay? I am sure you may have wanted to ask something else. In any event, even if you obtain an order of support against an absent parent, you will have to eventually notify the party that the order was granted in order to get it paid. There are ways to seek judgments against absent parties by appointing an attorney to represent that party, but I don't know if this is what you are really inquiring about.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Yahima Suarez, A Law Firm, PL | YAHIMA SUAREZ
No. To obtain child Support you must start an action in court. One of the requirements is that the obligor, in this case the father, be served! He must be notified through a process server or the sheriff that there is a child support action started against him and he will have 20 days to file an Answer. If he is found to be the father of the child, then he will be obligated to pay child support.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
She might get child support by taking governmental assistance. When she does that, she assigns her rights to support to the government agency in exchange for the public assistance. Later on, the governmental agency will pursue the father for reimbursement.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Robert D. Rosanelli | Robert D. Rosanelli
No, that should not occur. If you are claiming that a man is the child's father and that you are entitled to child support, the law allows the alleged father the opportunity to contest those allegations. He is entitled to notice and a hearing on those issues.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Anthony Saunders Esq., PLLC | Anthony M. Saunders
Parental notification of judgment and proceedings is an important step in the judicial and administrative processes. You will most likely have to notify the father, or the court/administrative body, will do the notification for you. Your case may have some areas that would require special notice to serve the party. You should speak to an attorney about your case to determine what is the best approach.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Law Office of Alan J. Pransky | Alan J. Pransky
No. The alleged father has the protection of due process of law. He has the right to contest being the father and the right to e heard on the issue of child support. He must be notified through the court process.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
The short answer is no. To receive child support, there must be an acknowledgment of paternity by the father. In order for their to be that acknowledgment, the father must be notified. If paternity was already established, you still need to provide notice to the father that you are seeking child support in a court of law.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
The woman needn't personally notify the father, but the father would need to be served with the appropriate filed paperwork in either a Paternity case or a Child Support Agency case seeking to establsh Paternity and obtain Child Support.
Answer Applies to: California
Dowdy Law Office | J. Scott Dowdy
It is impossible to get an order for child support without notifying the father of the child. As with any court order that affects the rights of others, the affected party is entitled to notice and an opportunity to present their own position prior to the court taking action.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
H. Scott Basham, Attorney at Law, P.C. | H. Scott Basham
No. Due process requires notice and an opportunity to be heard. Only a court with proper jurisdiction over the father can order child support, and jurisdiction depends in part on having him served with lawsuit papers.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Office of James Bordonaro | James Albert Bordonaro
No, the father is entitled to a determination of paternity. However, child support can be ordered if the father's name appears on the birth certificate. Generally, S.R.S. prosecutes these cases on behalf of the mother if she has received any benefits from the state or federal government during pregnancy or after the child is born.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Lana Panagoulia Law, PLLC | Lana Panagoulia
If you are seeking to receive child support from the father, the short answer to your question is no. In order to receive child support from the father, you have to file an serve a complaint and summons upon the father. The father inevitably has a right to know when he is being sued for child support and will undoubtedly find out once the support payments reduce his income. You should also know that the father has a right to seek custody and parenting time of the child and depending upon these and other factors, the father may seek child support from you. You should consult with a family law attorney to find out what course of action is in your and your child's best interest and what the outcomes and affects on your family may be.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Edward A. Kroll, Attorney at Law | Edward A. Kroll
The short answer is no. Paternity must be established. In addition, child support is calculated based in part on the incomes of both parents. You can file to start the child support proceedings and to establish custody, but the father has to be properly served.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
Are you serious? What's going to happen, the child support fairy is going to go into the Father's wallet and take out money to give to you for child support? Are you asking if you can get assistance from the State of Washington. Maybe, contact DSHS. Child support comes from the Father. How could that possibly happen without notifying him?
Answer Applies to: Washington