My wife and I are separated most likely heading for divorce, and she is already threatening to get child support from me before we are divorced.
Can my wife file for child support if we are not yet going through the divorce process?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Missouri divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
Based on the limited facts that you have given me, I am assuming that you and your wife are no longer living together.
If this is the case then your wife may file for child support with the division of child support enforcement. Once this order is put in place, it will remain effective until you and your wife decide to file for divorce.
At the finality of your divorce, the circuit court’s order for child support will supersede the administrative order.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.