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You don't, child support is part of the dissolution of marriage petition, although once the papers are filed a temporary order of support is often issued. The law presumes that both parents are responsible for the support of their minor children even if they are separted and there is no existing support order.

It would be in the best interest of the parent who has left the household to continue with support, as judges do not look kindly upon those who do not.
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