Child support and maintenance (alimony)
can be ordered early in a divorce case. After your attorney has filed the case and your spouse has filed
an Appearance, either party may move the court to set temporary support, which will likely include temporary child support.
A temporary child support figure can be obtained by court order usually
within 60 days of filing a case.
hearing or by agreement, a temporary child support obligation will be set and withheld from the obligor’s income.
Later in the case, or at trial, an ultimate support amount will calculated and the withholding amount will change accordingly.
The sooner a case is filed, the sooner a child support obligation can be
set by court order. Delay will only postpone a court order instructing the obligor’s employer to
withhold the support. Support is sent to the county’s disbursement office and then sent to the custodial
Many people wonder about the delay
of time between when child support is withheld and when it is recieved. Usually, the delay is only about three to four
days. Years ago many problems plagued the system; however, now you can expect to receive your check within a few days
from the time it is withheld.
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