How do you get a COLA when you are paid directly by the person? It has been over 2.5 years since divorce was finalized. Do you get it on spousal and child support? Is it better to just have the state pull it from their pay checks? Does the state automatically do COLA every 2 yrs?
If you have wage withholding in place the State will automatically do it for you. I believe they do it in May every 2 years. You should check with your case worker to confirm that they will do it.
If you do not have wage withholding in place, you can do the paperwork yourself or hire a lawyer to do it. Here is a link to a booklet that explains how to do it on your own:
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