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How long does it take to receive child support after filing for divorce?

Answer By James T. Weiner
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
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It depends upon how you filed.. and if you filed a motion/request for temporary support.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/8/2013

Law Office of Brent R. Chipman
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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: 5/7/2013

Answer By John F Brennan
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
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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

Answer By Ishi Kunin

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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

Answer By Frances Headley

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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

Answer By James Falk
Bush Law Group
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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
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Probably about a month, assuming that it is paid.

Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 5/7/2013

Answer By Eric S. Lumberg

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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

Answer By Leslie G. Fein

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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
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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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