Child Support

Self Help Legal Information

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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

    By:
    Legal Services Alabama
  • 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