New York Child Support Summary by Melinda Scott
Every child deserves to be supported by both parents; therefore the State will issue an order for support to the non custodial parent. The following people or entities may request support on behalf of the child, the custodial parent, the State if the child receives State benefits, or the person who has physical custody of the child. You do not have to be married to request child support; however you must have proof of paternity if you are not married.
In a Divorce you may request child support Pendente Lite, while the Divorce is pending. After the final Judgment of Divorce you may request upward or downward modifications of the Support Order.
Generally to request an upward or downward modification in child support you must show a change in circumstance since the last or original Order. A change in circumstance could be any one of the following, this list is not exhaustive:
The Support Collections Unit (SCU) in an attempt to collect arrears, has been given powers of enforcement, below is a sample of some of those powers:
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