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Q: Can my support go to my daughter who is going out of state to college? Ex wife is withholding it from her.

Ex wife has minimum wage job but will not work more. I have no problem paying support but my daughter is in another state. I pay the maximum and can’t afford to pay my daughter more but hate to see her education at risk by working while taking pre med classes

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Q: Can my support go to my daughter who is going out of state to college? Ex wife is withholding it from her.

Ex wife has minimum wage job but will not work more. I have no problem paying support but my daughter is in another state. I pay the maximum and can’t afford to pay my daughter more but hate to see her education at risk by working while taking pre med classes

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Q: My daughter is leaving nys for college in Connecticut. Can she get the support instead of my ex wife?

She has scholarship to go to Quinnipiac. I do t want her to have to work and go to school. She asked her mom for some of the support but she won’t give any to her. She will not work a 40 hour week and I pay so much support(203 a week) I can’t help her with extra cash.

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Q: How can I get a court date for child support in the Bronx??? Also need legal aide???

I owed like 31,000 but paid about 10,000 and owe the rest but can pay faster if I can drive for work, any advice please????

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Q: Id like to know how to go about getting a court date for child support? Regarding my arrears etc…

I be paid about 10,000 and still owe about 20,000 and would like to get a restricted license for work so I can pay remainder of my arrears

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Q: My ex and I share joint custody of our children. He pays child support but not according to the Child Support Standards

Act. We opted out of that b/c we share equal access of the children. School costs 65/35. medical 60/40 Responsible for purchasing own clothing for kids, childcare. share all other statutory add ons 60/40. Question - where do haircuts fall under? Thank you for your time.

Sandra M. Colatosti
Sandra M. Colatosti
answered on Aug 1, 2022

I've never seen an order specifically addressing who is responsible for haircuts but I would say it would fall under clothing.

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Q: My ex and I share joint custody of our children. He pays child support but not according to the Child Support Standards

Act. We opted out of that b/c we share equal access of the children. School costs 65/35. medical 60/40 Responsible for purchasing own clothing for kids, childcare. share all other statutory add ons 60/40. Question - where do haircuts fall under? Thank you for your time.

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Aug 1, 2022

Haircuts would normally fall under standard child support. Since you opted out then there is nothing that requires either parent to compel reimbursement for haircutting. Whichever parent takes the child for the haircut has to pay.

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Q: Child support order is in NY custodial parent moves to Indiana, do you follow NY 21 age or Indiana age 19?

Divorce and Child support order are from NY. Custodial parent (Mom) received approval to move from the court due to hardship

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Q: If a divorce is filed in NY and a court order is in place for child support in NY, but Mom relocates what state has

Jurisdiction. NY is 21 for child support but Indiana is 18.

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Jul 27, 2022

Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, wherever the child has lived for the past 6 months has Jurisdiction.

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Q: My child’s father owes $35k in arrears for child support. Account is now frozen. What are the options?

He did not pay intentionally for the past 7 months and was already in arrears

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Q: My son turns 21 as a junior in college am I still obligated to pay child support after that! No support order currently

I currently pay his tuition and have no problems continuing to do that.

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Jul 21, 2022

Unless otherwise agreed to, child support in NY terminates at when the child reaches 21. If there is no child support order you can simply stop payment after the child's 21st birthday.

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Q: My support is reduced each month by $25 to cover the wire fees. Is this permissable?

We live in New York City. If not stipulated in the agreement is the father allowed to reduce the support for any reason?

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Jun 27, 2022

If there is no provision in the order to reduce the support to cover this fee and you never agreed to this, it is not permissable. The non-custodial parent owes the full amount.

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Q: My ex wife has moved to a different state, before moving we agreed on a new visitation an was so ordered by the court.

Child support was also in the document we brought to court (we agreed to terminate support) which was notarized and signed by both parties. The court could only grant the visitation and was told we would need to petition the court for the child support case since it is a different department.... Read more »

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on Jun 7, 2022

The asker should retain counsel. In the family court world, each subject area carries its own petition: visitation/custody, support, abuse, neglect, guardianship and so on. When the parties conflate custody and support in one agreement, they severely limit their ability to submit and give respect... Read more »

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Q: About divorce?

If I am separated and moved out the house and my wife find out where I live and send me divorce papers, if I ignore them and choose not to answer what will happen? Thank you for your help.

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on May 30, 2022

This is posted in the New York forum so I will answer assuming this is a New York case. If you ignore the Summons, you will lose by default and she will get whatever she is asking for and you will have no say. Talk to a lawyer.

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Q: I've been fighting in family court with my ex since 2007 he is 35,000.00 in arears and he will not get a job on the book

Because then he will have to pay please help me

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on May 25, 2022

First and foremost, going into any court anywhere without an attorney is a fool’s errand. The American court system is highly constrained as we are a free people. However, a child support court is a court of policy – the support of kids as a response to the welfare problem. This narrow... Read more »

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Q: I've been fighting in family court since 2007 my ex is 35,000.00 in arears I recently filed court papers

He refuses to pay the minimum which is 50$ a month I can not afford a private attorney and I make too much for. A public defense please help me

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on May 25, 2022

First and foremost, going into any court anywhere without an attorney is a fool’s errand. The American court system is highly constrained as we are a free people. However, a child support court is a court of policy – the support of kids as a response to the welfare problem. This narrow... Read more »

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Q: Mother of my son used to live in nc, she’s claiming child support there, has lived in Ny for the past 9?

We both lived in nc, but before she left she had child support taken out against me while I was in college and I wasn’t aware. She moved to New York a few months after my son was born 2011. She has been living in New York since 2012….. we both live in New York at the current time. But my... Read more »

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on May 19, 2022

A valid child support order is enforceable throughout the country. Unless there is a need for a modification, the order is enforceable.

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Q: hi, my name is ivan, can the court decision from country Georgia be effective in New York on child visitation?

I am not married to my son's mother and I am not listed as a father on my son's childbirth certificate.

I filed in family court in NYC but she took the child overseas to Georgia Tbilisi.

because the pandemic wasn't going anywhere.

I came to Georgia Tbilisi... Read more »

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on May 3, 2022

The asker should file in New York. An eastern European proceeding will be challenged by the mother as having been created of fraud. That gives an American court an easy out not to enforce the foreign order and all the proceedings that led up to an order to include a paternity test.

The...
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Q: I have a child support question
Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Apr 18, 2022

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Q: I been receiving child support for since 2016 and since 1/1/22 I haven't received any money since the how do I fix this

I check on the child support website he does any he owes me money this never has happened before . Iv also mentioned it to him but no answer

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Apr 18, 2022

Contact Child Support Enforcement Bureau. If he hasn't paid a d the order is still in effect you can file a violation petition in Family Court.

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