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Separation and Divorce: Child Support

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When can a parent apply for child support?

Parents who have their children living with them after they separate can ask for child support at any time. They can ask the other parent directly. It is important that they ask for it in writing. Or they can apply to court. Often, a parent asks for decision-making responsibility and child support at the same time.

It is usually best to deal with these matters as soon as possible.