What if the Person Who Wants to be Paid Support Does Not
Know Where His or Her Former Spouse or Partner Lives?
Before spousal or partner support case can be ordered, the person asking for payment needs to know where his or her former spouse or partner can be found. Legally, this so that he or she can have court papers properly served.
There are many places to gather information about a person’s whereabouts including:
Credit reporting agency records
Employers – current and previous
Law enforcement agencies, and parole and probation offices
Social services records
State licensing boards
United States Postal Service
Utility companies – current and previous
If the Department of Child Support Services is involved in the case, it can help a child’s parent to find the other parent.
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