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Child Support

If you believe that your child support order is too low (or too high), this article may help. You can get help from the state Child Support Program or do it on your own.

You must have a court order to get child support. You can get child support you have custody or the child lives with you, the other parent can be found, and a court orders child support.

Child support is usually paid until the child graduates from high school or turns 19, whichever happens first.  You will probably continue paying even if the child’s other parent gets married or lives with someone else, you don’t see the child, or you are in prison or unemployed

Learn how to file a motion for contempt if the other parent has disobeyed a court order, such as orders of custody, child support, visitation, medical bills, or health insurance. 

If you can’t afford to pay court fees, you can ask the court for a fee waiver. A fee waiver allows people with very low income to skip paying court costs and fees. You can probably get a fee waiver if you get public benefits such as welfare, food stamps, SNAP, or SSI.

Families Change provides information to help kids, teens, and parents deal with a family breakup like a divorce or separation.

If you and the other parent agree on custody and visitation, your child probably doesn't need a lawyer. But you may want to ask for one if you and the other parent disagree about custody or visitation; you are worried about your child’s safety; or there is a question about paternity.

Family Services is available to help families and the courts solve problems with child custody, visitation, restraining orders, and more.

As a father, you have the right to see your child—even if you are behind on child support. Read this article to learn your rights about paternity, visitation, custody, child support, if your child is moving, and more.

Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and more. We hope that you'll feel more at ease and prepared after you watch this video.

Your child has the right to be supported by both parents. If you are the person taking care of your child, you have the right to get child support from your child’s father.

In divorce, separation, and custody cases, parents must give their financial information to the court. The court needs this information to make orders about child support, alimony, or legal fees.

Get information about child support services in Connecticut, what what happens when you go to family court, parenting education programs in Connecticut, and more.

If you can't afford a lawyer, you may have to represent yourself in family court. Here are some tips to help your day in court go more smoothly.

Is money being taken out of your pay because you owe a debt? A wage attachment is a court order that forces your employer to take money from your paycheck to pay the debt. Read this to learn when that can happen, how much can be taken, what you can do if you can’t afford it, and more.

This brochure answers frequently asked questions about what happens when you go to court for child support.

If you are a father, you can be required to pay child support if you are not the main person taking care of your child. If you show care and concern for your child, including financial support, you may have the right to custody or visitation.

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Child Support

If you believe that your child support order is too low (or too high), this article may help. You can get help from the state Child Support Program or do it on your own.

You must have a court order to get child support. You can get child support you have custody or the child lives with you, the other parent can be found, and a court orders child support.

Child support is usually paid until the child graduates from high school or turns 19, whichever happens first.  You will probably continue paying even if the child’s other parent gets married or lives with someone else, you don’t see the child, or you are in prison or unemployed

Learn how to file a motion for contempt if the other parent has disobeyed a court order, such as orders of custody, child support, visitation, medical bills, or health insurance. 

If you can’t afford to pay court fees, you can ask the court for a fee waiver. A fee waiver allows people with very low income to skip paying court costs and fees. You can probably get a fee waiver if you get public benefits such as welfare, food stamps, SNAP, or SSI.

Families Change provides information to help kids, teens, and parents deal with a family breakup like a divorce or separation.

If you and the other parent agree on custody and visitation, your child probably doesn't need a lawyer. But you may want to ask for one if you and the other parent disagree about custody or visitation; you are worried about your child’s safety; or there is a question about paternity.

Family Services is available to help families and the courts solve problems with child custody, visitation, restraining orders, and more.

As a father, you have the right to see your child—even if you are behind on child support. Read this article to learn your rights about paternity, visitation, custody, child support, if your child is moving, and more.

Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and more. We hope that you'll feel more at ease and prepared after you watch this video.

Your child has the right to be supported by both parents. If you are the person taking care of your child, you have the right to get child support from your child’s father.

In divorce, separation, and custody cases, parents must give their financial information to the court. The court needs this information to make orders about child support, alimony, or legal fees.

Get information about child support services in Connecticut, what what happens when you go to family court, parenting education programs in Connecticut, and more.

If you can't afford a lawyer, you may have to represent yourself in family court. Here are some tips to help your day in court go more smoothly.

Is money being taken out of your pay because you owe a debt? A wage attachment is a court order that forces your employer to take money from your paycheck to pay the debt. Read this to learn when that can happen, how much can be taken, what you can do if you can’t afford it, and more.

This brochure answers frequently asked questions about what happens when you go to court for child support.

If you are a father, you can be required to pay child support if you are not the main person taking care of your child. If you show care and concern for your child, including financial support, you may have the right to custody or visitation.