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Getting or Establishing Child Support

Child Custody & Parenting Plans, Child Support, Divorce, Separation, & Annulment, Paternity

Last updated on 12/20/2023 at 8:31 pm

What is child support?

Who has to pay child support?

How can I ask for child support?

Who can help me file for child support?

Are there forms I can use to file on my own?

How is child support set?

What if a parent can work but doesn’t or works part-time or “under the table” for cash?

What happens at the hearing?

Do I have to pay support if I can’t see the child?

Can I give up (terminate) my parental rights?

How is child support paid?

How much can BCSE withhold from wages?

How do I get information about my child support case?

What if the child goes to live with someone else?

I do not know where the other parent is living. What can I do?

Can BCSE help me collect child support when the other parent lives in another State?

I don’t want to cooperate with the BCSE to get child support or paternity established because I am a victim of domestic violence and I am afraid of retaliation. Is there anything I can do?

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