How can a woman get child support without notifying the father? 45 Answers as of July 02, 2013

If a woman says she had a child can she get a child support order without notifying the father?

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Beresford Booth PLLC
Beresford Booth PLLC | S. Scott Burkhalter
The father will be notified (due process rights).
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 2/23/2012
Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
No, the father must be notified about the action. If he choses not to participate then the action can proceed but he must first be made aware of the action.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2012
Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
You cannot. You are basically asking if you can take money from someone without telling them. That is literally impossible and illegal.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 2/20/2012
Snake River Law PLLC
Snake River Law PLLC | Mark Petersen
No. To receive child support you will need a court order or IDHW assistance. As a result, the father will receive notice of the child support request.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 2/20/2012
The McDonnell Law Firm, PLLC
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
Replied: 2/20/2012
    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
    Replied: 2/20/2012
    DEAN T. JENNINGS, P.C.
    DEAN T. JENNINGS, P.C. | Dean T Jennings
    You cannot. You must file a petition to establish child support or if you qualify, go to Child Support Recovery and they will purse the father for support while you receive payments.
    Answer Applies to: Iowa
    Replied: 2/20/2012
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    Constitutional due process of law requires proper notice to father of any court request for child support.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/20/2012
    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
    Replied: 2/20/2012
    The Law Offices of Laura A. Walker | Laura A. Walker
    Notify the father of what? That he has a child or that she is seeking child support?
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 7/2/2013
    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
    Replied: 2/20/2012
    Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.
    Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc. | Mark Brown
    No.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 5/30/2013
    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
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Elizabeth Jones, A Professional Corporation
    Elizabeth Jones, A Professional Corporation | Elizabeth Jones
    No.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/30/2013
    Law Office of Robert D. Rosanelli
    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
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    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
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    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
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Law Office of Jane E. Ginsburg
    Law Office of Jane E. Ginsburg | Jane Ginsburg
    She can't. If he is expected to pay, he needs notice of it.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Bruce Plesser | Bruce Plesser
    No. Child support issues are adversarial in nature. Notice must be given to the father.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Serbinin Law Firm LLC | Igor Serbinin
    No, if she would have find a way to get support orders she will never be able to enforce those.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Law Office of Lenore Tsakanikas, PLLC
    Law Office of Lenore Tsakanikas, PLLC | Lenore Tsakanikas
    The Father needs to have notice of any petition filed to establish child support.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    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
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
    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
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Law Office of Cassandra Savoy
    Law Office of Cassandra Savoy | Cassandra Savoy
    Who will pay the support if not the father? I should advise you that the bedrock of American Jurisprudence is NOTICE. The Court is not going to participate in anything that has the indicia of impropriety.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    No. Notice must be provided that you are filing a case.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Law Office of James Lentz
    Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
    She can't. Due process requires the involvement of the father.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    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
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Law Office of James Bordonaro
    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
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Lana Panagoulia Law, PLLC
    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
    Replied: 2/17/2012
    Glenn E. Tanner
    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
    Replied: 7/2/2013
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