One common problem encountered by single mothers is pursuing financial support in behalf of the minor child. Though the law has always provided for the right of any minor child, whether legitimate or illegitimate, to be supported financially, getting it is not as simple. Initially, a problematic father must be given a chance to provide support without pursuing legal action. So that the demand letter is de rigeur and a condition sine qua non before the petition for support is filed. Being realistic and practical saves everyone a lot of trouble. For instance, if the father of the child is jobless, the action for support though granted in favor of the petitioner, may prove futile if there are no sources of income or properties to draw it from. Assuming, however, that the father holds a regular job that is identifiable, then an easy approach would be to obtain a writ of execution and direct the same against the father’s salary, as is provided by the Family Code.