How to get a child support order?

There are 3 routes you can take to receive child support.  First, ask the other parent.  Generally, this isn’t effective, but it is always appropriate to ask before going through the expense of legal action.

Second, you can request the Division of Child Support Services to establish a child support order on your behalf.   You can find more information about this process by visiting

Third, if a Petition for Divorce or Legitimation has been filed, the child support will be set during the temporary hearing.

Please remember, this article is merely meant for guidance and information purposes.  It is NOT intended as legal advice nor does it establish attorney/client relationship or privilege.