Things to remember when filing for child support
- If you are living in a shelter, you can still file for child support but the checks may have to be sent to a third party or mailbox not belonging to the shelter.
- You can have your address impounded by the court, which means it is kept secret. The check is sent to the DOR Child Support Enforcement Division who then sends it to you.
- If you are filing for a Chapter 209A restraining order and wish to receive child support, you can find state specific information about receiving child support with a protective or restraining order, proper forms, and filing directions, by visiting womenslaw.org.