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Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody and Child Support

What can I do if my Ex won't pay child support?

Supporting your child isn’t always easy, but you shouldn’t have to struggle because your Ex won’t pay child support. Whether your Ex lives down the road or across the country, you can get the help you need. All 50 states follow the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) which helps parents get the support parents need.

Is New York a 50/50 custody State?

There is no automatic presumption of 50/50 physical and legal custody in New York. The court will consider the best interests of the child when making a determination.

How do I file for child support?

The first step to petition for child support is to file a form with the Family Court Clerk’s office or the Support Collection Unit. Child support cases usually start in Family Court in the county where the child primarily lives. After filing the petition, the other side must be served a summons. The summons informs both parties when and where the Family Court hearing will take place.

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody and Child Support

What can I do if my Ex won't pay child support?

Supporting your child isn’t always easy, but you shouldn’t have to struggle because your Ex won’t pay child support. Whether your Ex lives down the road or across the country, you can get the help you need. All 50 states follow the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) which helps parents get the support parents need.

Is New York a 50/50 custody State?

There is no automatic presumption of 50/50 physical and legal custody in New York. The court will consider the best interests of the child when making a determination.

How do I file for child support?

The first step to petition for child support is to file a form with the Family Court Clerk’s office or the Support Collection Unit. Child support cases usually start in Family Court in the county where the child primarily lives. After filing the petition, the other side must be served a summons. The summons informs both parties when and where the Family Court hearing will take place.

Should I talk to a Family Law Attorney?

A Family Law Attorney will make the legal process easier to follow and understand. This will give you the peace of mind, knowing that the best interests of you and your child are being advocated by knowledgeable legal professionals.

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When you retain the firm at Carrothers & Clough, PLLC, you get the attentiveness of our entire legal team with over 60 years of combined experience. We will work together to get you the results you deserve.

Let our experienced legal team work for you.

When you retain the firm at Carrothers & Clough, PLLC, you get the attentiveness of our entire legal team with over 60 years of combined experience. We will work together to get you the results you deserve.








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