Q: I want to file for child support. Do I need a lawyer for that??
Husband left to PR and hasn't given any support to our son, since he left in 2020.
We are living w/some family and can use the help. How long does it take to file for child support? Thank you
You would either need to file for divorce or file a Complaint for Separate Support if you do not want to file for divorce.
With either of those, you can file a motion for temporary orders, which would include child support and anything else you would want a judge to address on a temporary basis. The time it takes to get that scheduled varies from county to county, but if you go to your closest Probate and Family Court they can point you in the right direction. An attorney could do all of that for you as well.
The timing is sort of out of your control once you file, but the sooner you start the process, the sooner child support could be ordered.
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