If you claim that the other parent owes past-due support (arrears) for a time before your application for services, we will not begin collecting the arrears until a court enters an order establishing the total amount due.
If you want us to help you get a court order establishing the amount due, you must
complete the Affidavit of Arrears package, and
submit it with your application for services.
The package includes the affidavit and the Affidavit of Arrears Worksheet. There is also an instruction sheet to help you complete the worksheet and affidavit.
When completing the worksheet, only include child support payments given to you directly by the other parent. The affidavit is used to calculate the financial support due to you.
Include any information about past-due medical support the other parent may owe you on a separate sheet of paper.
You must sign the completed affidavit under oath. By signing the affidavit, you are stating -- under penalties of perjury -- that the information you give is accurate and true to the best of your knowledge.
Once we receive your affidavit, we will
Help you file a complaint for contempt asking the court to establish the amount due and
Schedule a court hearing.
The other parent will receive a copy of your affidavit and may challenge the amount you claim is due. Both you and the other parent will have an opportunity to speak at the hearing. Since we don't have any records of child support owed to you prior to your application, we will have no information to give to the court.