Alabama

Child Support

Self Help Legal Information

  • Applying for Child Support Services

    Child Support services are automatically provided to persons currently receiving TANF, Medicaid or Foster Care. This information says who can apply and has initial application forms that you can complete. Content Detail

    By:
    Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Child Support: A Guide to Services in Alabama

    This booklet provides an overview of Alabama's child support services. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Content Detail

    By:
    Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Your Rights to Collect Child Support: Get DHR on the Case!

    The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) must try to obtain child support on behalf of any eligible applicant. This document explains how this works. Read More

    By:
    Legal Services Alabama
  • Handbook on Child Support Enforcement: Answers to Your Questions

    Information about who can get help, how to apply for services, cost, finding the noncustodical parent, establishing paternity, establishing the support order and more. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Read More

    By:
    US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
  • How to Change a Child Support Order

    Instructions for asking an Alabama court for a new child support order. Read More

    By:
    Alabama State Bar
  • Request to Change Child Support

    Form PS-02: Please read "How to Change a Child Support Order" above before using this form. Read More

    By:
    Alabama State Bar
  • Affidavit of Substantial Hardship

    Form C-10: If you ask the court for any of the following - Visitation with a minor child, Change of custody or visitation, Change in child support or Establish paternity (who is the legal father) - you also may need to file this form. Read More

    By:
    Alabama Administrative Office of Courts
  • Child Support Obligation Income Statement/Affidavit PDF

    Form CS-41: If you file to change a child support order, you will also need to file this form. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Content Detail

    By:
    Alabama Administrative Office of Courts
  • Request for Contempt Hearing

    Form PS-03: If the other parent has disobeyed a court order related to the children, such as - an order to pay support, an order to pay for medical bills, an order to provide insurance, or an order related to visitation - you may ask for a contempt hearing. This is the form to use to ask for this hearing. It also contains additional instructions. Read More

    By:
    Alabama State Bar
  • Request to Continue Trial

    PS-18: Form to be used to request to continue or postpone or "put off" a trial. Read More

    By:
    Alabama State Bar
  • Child Support and Alimony from Military Personnel and Department of Defense Employees

    Information about garnishing the pay of active, reserve, and retired members of the military and the pay of civilian employees of the Federal government for payment of child and/or spousal support. Content Detail

    By:
    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Don't Miss Out!!! Take Advantage of All the Benefits Available to You

    Should you be getting child support? Do you qualify for food stamps? Can your children get free or low-cost health insurance? Can you get a lower telephone bill? Do you need help filing your income taxes? Read this for information about 10 often-overlooked benefits available to many low-income people. Read More

    By:
    Legal Services Alabama
  • The Protection Hearing

    What time should I be in Court? How should I dress? Should I bring the children? Will I see my abuser? Will I have to testify? Answers to these questions and more are in this document. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Save Those Papers!

    In order to protect your rights, you may need to use papers others have given you. This fact sheet tells you what papers you should save. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act

    Frequently asked questions about the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act. Content Detail

    By:
    Defense Finance and Accounting Service