The Child Support Demand Letter is a document used by a person who has been awarded child support. This document is a reminder to a Party obligated to pay this kind of support.
The Child Support Demand Letter is a document used by a person who has been awarded child support. This document is a reminder to a Party obligated to pay this kind of support. Note that the letter can be used as written proof to future litigation or dispute.
You fill out a form. The document is created before your eyes as you respond to the questions.
At the end, you receive it in Word and PDF formats. You can modify it and reuse it.
In the document, the filling party has to enter details to demand child support that is owed. This means including the names and other information of both parties, the court case order number, and the amount that is supposed to be done.
A completed document should be signed and sent through registered mail. This way the letter can be used as written proof in case any future disputes arise.
Both federal and state laws govern child supports. Every state except Massachusetts has adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ("UCCJEA"). The UCCJEA dictates that child support and custody litigation pertaining to a particular child will occur in that child's home state, defined as the place where they have lived for six consecutive months prior to the litigation. If a child has not lived in any state for six consecutive months, their home state is defined as the state with significant connections to the child and at least one of the parents as well as substantial evidence regarding the child's care. Once a state takes the case, called jurisdiction, they then retain control over the case until a court decides that the child no longer has a connection to that state.