I searched and didn't see anything that seemed relevant, but I'll be short and to the point as I don't think this is a complicated question, but probably warrants a complicated answer. A friend of mine has a kid from a relationship gone bad. The father (proven) is still in the country and is due in court in September for charges of battery as well as falsifying documents (IDs and such). He was to be deported but she doesn't know what's going on with that now. She wants child support. Anyway, she's not sure how to go about this, and I'm fully aware that she can/should call the local Bar Association and they'll probably point her in the right direction, but I just wanted to see if anyone here could speak on the issue in generalizations so that while she's mustering up the courage to do that, I can at least give her an idea of how worth it it may be to persue. tl;dr: Chick wants child support from scumbag illegal immigrant father, but how? Thanks in advance buddays.