After submitting my application, what's next?
Once your application has been accepted, you'll receive a notification in the mail. The application process takes approximately eight weeks.
Several factors may speed up your process.
- Completed application and fee
- Provide a copy of the child support court order and or divorce decree
- Provide child support payment history
Once your case is entered into our computer system it will be assigned to a Legal Technician. The next step will be determined by whether or not you have a child support order. Please choose from the following options for the next step that applies to your situation.
If You need to Obtain a Court Order
The process below may not apply to everyone and only pertains to cases where paternity is not an issue.
If the non-custodial parent's location is known, they will be served with legal documentation. The non-custodial parent is required to appear in the agency office for a negotiation conference. The custodial parent is notified of the conference, but is not required to attend although financial documentation must be provided.
If the non-custodial parent disagrees to the terms, a temporary order is established and filed with the court along with a request for hearing on the issues. In the meantime, while waiting for the hearing date, the temporary order is enforced.
Failure to appear by the non-custodial parent could result in an order of default.
This is an overview of the process. Each state may use different terminology, but this is the basic process.