How long does it take to receive child support after filing for divorce? 10 Answers as of May 10, 2013

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James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
It depends upon how you filed.. and if you filed a motion/request for temporary support.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/10/2013
Law Office of Brent R. Chipman
Law Office of Brent R. Chipman | Brent R. Chipman
After a divorce complaint is filed, a motion for temporary orders can be scheduled that could include temporary child support. Scheduling such an order usually takes about one month. It can take several weeks after the hearing to have an order prepared and signed by the court. The order of temporary support can include income withholding where the state collects the child support directly from the employer. It can take more time for the state offices to implement income withholding.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 5/10/2013
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Normally I attempt to file a ex parte order calling for during the pendency of the divorce with the complaint. It goes into effect immediately and takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks administrator delete to work its way through the court in friend of the court before an income withholding order is in effect. However, the payer of the support is normally ordered to make the payments directly to the other party until the income withholding commences.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/7/2013
Kunin &Carman | Ishi Kunin
It depends on how quickly you get to court to request child support. And first custody has to be established.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 5/7/2013
Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
You must request child support through a motion or filing a case with your local child support agency. Filing for dissolution by itself does not trigger child support.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/7/2013
    Bush Law Group
    Bush Law Group | James Falk
    Typically the Court Order that grants you your divorce will specify when the ex-spouse is obligated to start paying child support. However, most litigants seek a temporary order so that the other party becomes obligated to start paying child support during the pendency of the divorce proceedings, meaning that the child support obligation begins before the divorce becomes final.
    Answer Applies to: South Carolina
    Replied: 5/7/2013
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    Probably about a month, assuming that it is paid.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 5/7/2013
    Law Office of Eric S. Lumberg | Eric S. Lumberg
    You can obtain an order for child support upon filing or file a motion to get immediate support. Consult with an attorney to discuss this issue further and get this support issue resolved.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/7/2013
    Crowley, Hoge & Fein, P.C. | Leslie G. Fein
    Question: How long does it take to receive child support after filing for divorce? There is no set time - a hearing to determine whether child support is apporporiate and, if so, how much is supposed to be paid is - in theory - to be calendared in front of a judge within 45 days of filing - but this doesn't always happen.
    Answer Applies to: District of Columbia
    Replied: 5/7/2013
    Woods, May & Matlock, PC
    Woods, May & Matlock, PC | Robert J. Matlock
    You need to ask the court for a hearing - support will be set at that hearing. I suggest you hire a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 5/7/2013
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