Can you file for child support while still married?

Can you file for child support while still married?

Dear parent, Yes, you can seek child support even though you are not divorced. Your husband is obligated to support his son. Child support would probably be ordered temporarily pending a final order once you do obtain the divorce.

Do I have to pay child support before divorce is finalized?

If you are going through a divorce or are legally separated, child support may be required before your final divorce. The amount of support and when it's paid depends upon your state's divorce laws and whether a court has issued a temporary or permanent child support order.

Do you file for custody before divorce?

In situations where couples know a divorce is imminent, one spouse may decide they want custody of the children. As a result, they choose to file for custody before they have filed for divorce. By doing so, you may be jeopardizing your chances of gaining custody not only immediately, but also in the future.