Question: I left my husband a few months back, but I'm running out of money. He's not paying child support for the kids, and I don't know what to do. Who can help me get the money he owes me?
Answer: You can help you get the money! Determine the right courthouse in your community to seek a child support order. Ask the clerk how to file "pro se" (meaning you self-represent) for child support or hire an attorney if you choose.
You will need to serve papers on your husband and then there will be a court hearing at which both of you submit financial information. The judge will determine the amount of child support he owes you based on national guidelines that are very specific.
You can ask the judge to garnish his wages so that the child support payments go straight to you from his employer.