How Long Will It Take To Receive Support Payments?

Each case is different. The time required depends on several factors, such as the difficulty in locating the noncustodial parent, whether paternity must be established, if an order for support already exists, or if the noncustodial parent lives in another state, or whether the noncustodial parent is employed. It often takes several months to begin receiving support, especially, if the noncustodial parent lives out of state.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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