Q: Will the court keep a child support case in a different state even if the baby and mother reside in NY?
Mother and infant are residents of NY and father lives in FL. She filed for child support in NY and has been unsuccessful in serving the father in FL. Once he found out he then went and filed a support case against himself in Miami Dade court to bring the case down to FL and said the mother has no personal jurisdiction over his finances. If this goes down to FL, it would put the mother and child at poverty level since child support is significantly lower there and cost of living is so much higher in NY. Is there a law that would keep this support case in NY?
A: If mother and child are in New York, New York has jurisdiction over the case and not Florida. Your friend should retain an attorney who would be able to help serve the father in Florida.
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