It may be taking so long because the "friend of the court" office has a lot of cases to deal with. If the father is in fact the biological father of the child, you would have a case, you would be entitled to receive child support. One option would be that you wait for the "friend of the court" office to contact you, & if & when they ever do, they likely would be able to get the child support order for you & you wouldn't need to obtain or pay for an attorney. But who knows how long you would have to wait. Another option that's available would be to hire a family law lawyer on your own, if you're financially able to do this. This approach likely could get you child support faster.
I tell people if you want the government to do something for you for free, you get what you pay for. If you want to move the case along, you can file yourself and / or hire your own attorney. I had a client that waited nine or ten months after they made the request before they called me. An order for the FOC to calculate support was entered within two weeks on me getting on the case.
Steven A Heisler
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