My daughter's father and I have agreed on a child support amount, do we still need to go to court?
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You won't be able to simply submit a notarized anything to the AG. That's not how it works. The AG and the judge want a valid court order signed by all parties. And so should you because that's the only way you'll be able to hold the other parent accountable, though a judge-signed order--no notarized document can do that. If this will be an in-office AG meeting, ask if father can show by phone and he can fax his signature back to them. If this is already set for court, he can hire an attorney to request that he appear by phone.
You say you are not able to "afford legal counsel of any kind" but you may want to at least secure a consultation, it may do wonders to educate you on your complete list of options.
It sounds like the attorney general is assisting you with this case. Let them know of your agreement. They may have documents for him to sign by mail that will avoid his attending court. (Remember - they have lots of cases and would like to resolve your so that they can move onto their next one.)
The Attorney General normally will not oppose your agreement except to secure any state money. He can ask for a continuance and attempt to sign an agreed order. You want an order so you can enforce your agreement if it ever becomes necessary. Yes you still
Must go to court but it is much easier with an agreement.