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Opening child support case

Jcksjj's picture

Does anyone know how long it takes to be notified if BM were to open a CS case? Like would we know right away or not until court papers are served (which could be awhile).


Jcksjj's picture

So awhile after it's been filed for? It took nearly a year to get to get to court for my ODS with child support, but I can't remember any details about before that. 

tog redux's picture

Last time BM filed, DH got the summons within a month of filing. If the petitioner wins the case, they get CS back to the date of filing. I don't know how else they would let you know - she has to win her case before it will be ordered. 

loveallmygirls's picture

If she does it through the court it shouldn't take too long. If she already has an order and filed with dcss to enforce or review the order, it could take 6 months. By that time there could be significant arrearages piled up. 

MissK03's picture

In our experience custody needs to be done first then CS. SO was the one to serve BM with custody and that only took a few weeks. That was in 2018 so things might be different now.