Brooklyn, NY asked in Child Support for New York

Q: Could I get retroactive child support in NY if the father didn’t sign an acknowledgement of paternity if I didn’t file?

Because of Covid and a long recovery from post partum, I wasn’t able to file until recently. My daughter is now 8 months old and we haven’t received any child support from her dad. He was there for the birth of the baby but did not sign the acknowledgement of paternity or birth certificate.

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Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
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  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You are going to need to file a paternity and support action. Child support can only be retroactive to the date of your petition.

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