How do you get child support if one parents lives in one state and one parent lives in another?

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How do you get child support if one parents lives in one state and one parent lives in another?

Where do I need to get the lawyer? How do we get started for child support?

Asked on May 24, 2012 under Family Law, Louisiana

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In your situation as a presumed minor needing child support, you need your custodial parent to file a petition for child support on your behalf in the county and state where the marital dissolution petition of your parents was filed.

That county and state would have jurisdiction over the issue that you are writing about. If your county of residence has a legal aid program, you might consider contacting it for assistance. If your custodial parent does not want to assist you in the child support issue, you should consult with an attorney to assist you.


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