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Category Archives: Child Support

Fail to pay child support, face criminal charges

New York, like many other states, has various enforcement options that may be utilized by custodial parents who are not receiving court ordered child support payments. If all else fails, a non-custodial parent may be arrested and criminally charged if he or she fails to pay child support. This is actually something that a father …

What do employers have to do with paying child support?

In New York, just as in many other states, those who are ordered to make child support payments often have that money withheld from their pay. Employers play a big role in making sure that money for child support is redirected to support services, where it is then passed on to custodial parents. How does …

Custodial parent child support Q and A

Those who have questions about child support in New York may not know exactly where to turn. Thankfully, there are numerous resources available that address this topic. This column will address some of the common questions and concerns that custodial parents, in particular, may have about child support and support services. What is child support? Child …

Jail time possible for those who do not pay child support

In a nearby state, several people were recently arrested for falling behind on their child support payments. While this may seem extreme to some, others believe that it is the only way to get these parents to start meeting their support obligations. This is not something that is just done in other states. For child …

Things to know about a child support order

One of the most important aspects to consider in any divorce is what will happen with a couple’s children. It is not uncommon for parents to have questions about how child support works in their state, especially since every state treats it somewhat differently. This column will address some of the common concerns a parent …

How long do I have to pay child support?

There is a bit of confusion about how long a non-custodial parent is required to pay support payments. Every state has different laws regarding child support. In New York, parents are considered financially responsible for their children until they reach 21 years of age. Numerous parents expect their children to be pretty self-sufficient by the …

What can I do if I can’t meet my child support obligation?

Sadly, there are quite a few non-custodial parents in the United States who are unable to meet their child support obligations — many of whom live in New York. Custodial parents often depend on child support in order to make ends meet, so when it is not paid, this can cause significant financial problems. The …

DNA testing may be necessary in order to receive child support

Obtaining child support is not always easy or straightforward. It is not as simple as claiming a former partner is a child’s father. Proof is required unless parentage is volunteered. For those residing in New York or elsewhere, there are times when DNA testing will be necessary in order to receive child support. So, what …

Help with out-of-state or out-of-country child support issues

After a couple separates, it is not uncommon for one party to move out of state or out of the country in order to start fresh, for new relationships or for employment purposes. This, however, can make dealing with child support issues seem extremely difficult. When a noncustodial parent does leave New York, what can the …

Paternity establishment sometimes needed to receive child support

In New York, when an unmarried mother gives birth, the child’s father is not legally considered his or her father without an establishment of paternity. For those who wish to seek child support, establishing paternity is needed. There are a couple of ways in which this can be accomplished. After a child is born, both …