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What if One Parent Receives Public Assistance for a Child of the
Marriage or Domestic Partnership?

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If one parent receives public assistance benefits for a child of this marriage or registered domestic partnership, and is asking the other parent to pay some child support, the local child support agency has to approve the amount of child support that will be paid.

Before the divorce can become final:

The judge cannot finalize the divorce and order child support to be paid unless the child support agency has approved the amount.

  • The parent that is requesting that child support be paid must take or send a copy of his or her completed:

to the local child support agency in the county that is paying the benefits, or that has filed papers involving a child of this marriage or domestic partnership.

  • The local child support agency must read and sign the proposed Judgment to show that they approve.
  • Then, the parent requesting the support must file the signed original of the final document with the court clerk, along with his or her other forms.


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