Q: I need to reopen a case
I filled in 2008 in Pennsylvania for child support and at the time the father lived in New York City. I was granted child support but he never paid it.In 2010 he was in arrears 30,000 dollars but went to jail.He came out last year and has been on probation but supposedly is employed but still will not help out so now I feel I have no choice e but to reopen the case.My question is where do I file? I live in Pennsylvania still and he is in New York but I don't have an address for him.
A: Your question needs to be asked in Pennsylvania as the original controlling jurisdiction. It has no jurisdiction or legal relationship to Connecticut. Every state has its own laws regarding divorce. Asking your question in Connecticut would e similar to your asking the question in Russia. Different rules apply. While there are uniform agreements between states on child support the ruling primary state in this situation would be the one where the support was first ordered and the children reside.
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