child support

Krista - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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how can i get child support if the father doesnt want to get a dna to prove my child is his?

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Genesis - posted on 08/01/2009

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I just wanted to wish you luck. I know that when I opened my case of child support I went to the Attorney General and luckily they did not ask for a DNA test because the Father signed the Birth Certificate. Once you get through the first "hoop" the rest is easy. It also alleviates any disagreements on $$. Just keep strong and hang in there! =)

Shannon - posted on 07/31/2009

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I have been trying to get child support for my oldest daughter since May of 2001. I gave the court his address, work address, birthdate, social security number, and a recent photo. For a short time, the father was willing to cooperate, so I took him to the courthouse. They refused to see him because MY appointment was that day, not his. Then he decided he wasn't going to cooperate and the court told me they could not find him. The court will do whatever they feel like doing on that particular day. I was told by the Friend of the Court that I would need to receive public assistance before they would even think about helping me find him so he could pay child support. As for a DNA test, the state will cover it, but I believe that the father has to pay the cost if it comes back positive. Just stay strong and keep trying. Once you get this all worked out, the father will have to pay you from the time you had the baby if you were not married to eachother. If no one wants to help you, call a lawyer and ask what they say. The consultation is usually free. Good luck!!!

Tina - posted on 07/31/2009

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Depending on what state it is. You need to call your states form of child services, you should be able to tell them that you had a child and want to get child support, they will then ask you for all the info you know on the suspected birth father, and make sure you give them any info on him that you have! They will then most likely set up a day for you to come in and get a DNA test, a simple swab from you and your childs mouth, the father will also get notification in the mail and will have to come in for his test, it may not be the same day as your there. Then once they find out he is the father they will set up a court date and order him to pay support depending on his income. I wiss you luck and if you want to talk I'm here!

Jennifer - posted on 07/31/2009

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If you are doing it yourself, then no. Child Support Enforcement will get involved in garnishing, but a state case will have to be opened to force him to take a DNA test.

Krista - posted on 07/31/2009

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well i just filed for child support and my court date is in september is that the same thing?

Jennifer - posted on 07/31/2009

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Child Support Enforcement in your state will help as long as you start the case through the welfare dept. You don't have to be on welfare to get the help but the wait can be lengthy depending on the area you live it.

Jennifer - posted on 07/31/2009

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If you go through the DHS or DES(depending on what it is called) they will get a court order to make him take a DNA test. As the other person stated, he will have to. If he doesn't show up, they will either arrest him or revoke his license.

Meghan - posted on 07/31/2009

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He will have to take a DNA test it will be court ordered if he doesn't show up they will pick him up and take him to jail.

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