Starting child support


#1

Dear sub:

Child support never has to start, but can start whenever one party begins paying it or when the other party files an action for child support (through the child support enforcement agency or privately through an attorney). Someone can file for child support even before the date of separation. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorcecom
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

I have been paying some child support via checks, cash and paying some of my wifes medical bills. But she has not filed for child support with the state. Can she now sue me for back child support?

Child support never has to start, but can start whenever one party begins paying it or when the other party files an action for child support (through the child support enforcement agency or privately through an attorney). Someone can file for child support even before the date of separation. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorcecom
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.
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#3

Dear sub:

Yes, she can sue you for the minor child’s past expenses and prospective child support. My suggestion to you is to go to our on-line child support calculator and pay in accordance with the number it gives you, marking the check as “child support.” Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorcecom
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

When does child support HAVE to start? At to point of separtation or divorce?