A month ago my lo and I went the Child Support Services as her father hasn't been in her life since day one.. he refused to take the dna test and our case was turned over to the legal department... I met a woman in the grocery store who told me her case was filed in 93 and they called her recently asking about her child and the father. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GO THROUGH THE STATE/GOVERNMENT FOR CHILD SUPPORT? Is my child going to be grown, walking and talking before we get a date? I really can't afford to get a lawyer and he can... he knew by refusing the test that this process would be drug out to the extreme, and even then if he gets a lawyer which I'm sure he will. . . he won't be responsible for any back chldsupport. this pisses me off! but I can't let it get to me and my lo.