Enforcement of Child Support in New York and New Jersey
Staten Island Family Law Attorneys
In the event your ex-spouse or partner fails to pay his or her court-ordered support obligation or fails to meet any other obligations stated in your Separation Agreement or Court Order, you may need an attorney to protect and exercise your rights to the fullest extent of the law. This may include asking the judge to hold your ex-spouse in contempt of court or seeking an order garnishing his or her wages.
Whatever you need as a father, we will assert your rights to the support and benefits you deserve. If you need help enforcing child support payments in Staten Island, Brooklyn, or the New Jersey counties of Monmouth or Middlesex, contact us to schedule a Legal Strategy Session at your earliest opportunity.
Steps for Enforcing Child Support in Staten Island and New York
Every state, including New York, operates a child support enforcement program. These federally funded programs were established to locate absent parents, determine paternity, and enforce child support payments for the maintenance of children. In the State of New York, the State Office of Child Support Enforcement heads the Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU) and the Support Collection Unit (SCU).
After you obtain a court order, CSEU or the SCU will enforce the collection of any child support payments you have not received as well as try to enforce future payments. Techniques that can be used to enforce child support payments include wage garnishment, liens against assets, income execution, contempt of court, suspension of drivers and professional licenses, and, in some cases, incarceration.
Consult with us about the particulars of your child support situation. We will advise you of your legal rights and the legal procedures after a confidential strategy session, needed for enforcing child support obligations. We will follow through with taking the appropriate legal action on your behalf.
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Where Can I File My Divorce Paper Work?If you are currently engaged in an uncontested divorce then you can file your divorce papers at the County Clerk’s Office, or online using the New York State Courts Electronic Filing System. However, many times this isn’t the case and you need an attorney that will guide you through your divorce. Contact my firm today for more information.
What Are Grounds for Divorce in the State of New York?In New York any of the following reason will qualify you for a divorce: complete marital division (no-fault divorce) for a period of at least 6 months, abuse, abandonment, prison time, cheating, or a period of legal separation.