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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.

Child Support Obligation Income Statement/Affidavit

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.)

How to Change a Child Support Order

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

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.

Request to Change Child Support

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

Request to Continue Trial

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act

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

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.

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.)

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.)

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.

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.

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.

Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act

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

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