It is important that both parents contribute to the financial needs of the child after a divorce or end of a relationship, and this is usually accomplished through child support orders. When both parties live in the same state the same agencies collect and enforce child support orders, but, in many situations, one parent lives in a different state than where the child lives.
In the past, this created problems for enforcement and collection of child support. However, this has been mostly remedied through a few different federal laws. These laws require states to enforce out-of-state child support orders through a number of different means. One is that the each state must have procedures for collecting ongoing child support and sending it to the state where the child lives. They also have the authority to enforce judgments for any arrears. In addition to this, other states can even obtain jurisdiction over the child support order for modification purposes.
Obtaining a child support order can be complicated, but enforcing the child support order can be even more complicated. There are many ways that the parents required to pay try to avoid making payments. One of these may be to move to a different state, but there are many other ways as well. It is important that the child receives this support. There are a number of different ways that a child support order can be enforced even if the original order is from a different state.
Many parents in New York receive child support for their children. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of child support and may be able to help ensure one receives what they are owed.
Source: www.corporate.findlaw.com, "Interstate Enforcement of Child Support" accessed on April 16, 2018