New Windsor, NY asked in Child Support for New York

Q: My daughter is 29 now and I never collected child support from her father. Can I collect it now? He lives in NYC now.

My daughter's father was not in the US and never sent me or gave any money to support her. Now, he is in the US but my daughter is already 29. Can I collect all the child support that he never gave me?

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

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A: Was there a prior child support order issued by a court when the child was a minor? Was the father served with that order? If so, did he ignore or otherwise violate the order? If yes to all these, then you may have a case to pursue him for contempt of court order, and you may report this to CPS for aid in collecting past due support. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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