Q: We had a temp hearing. The judge ordered child supt. When do I start paying? Order hasn’t be signed or filed in court.
We got 50/50 and the temp order states child support and alimony for me to start paying and for both of us to take care of our own mortgages and bills. She has not made the mortgage payment and I haven’t pay for child support and alimony yet since I don’t have any court paperwork. Her lawyer is dragging his feet in signing the temp order. Temp hearing happened 10 days ago. When is this order effective? Is it immediate for everything stated by the judge at the hearing? With the caveat of child support to be set with the signed order regardless of date? I want to pay but don’t want to not get credit if I pay without a court order. When does she need to start paying her bills?
A: The Order will include the start date that the judge ordered the payments to start. Most temporary orders are entered by the Court within a relatively short period of time after the hearing occurs, from a few days to a month or so on average. If the other party was required to prepare the order and doesn't submit the Order within the normal period of time, then you may need to file a motion with the Court to ask the Court to enter the order. Child support is normally required through the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center. The method of making other payments can depend on the terms of the Order. It sounds like it may be time to hire an attorney to give you advice specific to your case.
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