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How can I get a cola on child support that was stipulated in the divorce 6 years ago? I get denied each time I try

Q: Child support amount was stipulated in divorce. He does not pay 17% as per NY law. I've tried having it modified but I get denied each time. There is a big difference between our salaries, his is much greater. I feel I get denied because he has a lawyer, that related with law jargon in the court. Although I can't afford a lawyer I research and prepare but I'm still denied. Desperately seeking help

How can I have child support arrears vacated or modified in New York, if I cannot locate the custodial parent?

Q: My daughter's father had asked the court for child support when he had custody of them in 2009. When I had received custody in 2010, I thought that the order was terminated but it was only suspended and then reactivated later that year without my knowledge. I just found out in December of last year, that due to a child support unit glitch the arrears had built up over the last 7 years without my knowledge and are totaling $50,000. My daughter's father has had the the girls since 2014 because I lost my home and had to move into a shelter with my son. I have gone to court to try to modify or vacate the arrears, but because I cannot locate him the court will not help me. I cannot pay that amount of arrears I seriously need help and I don't know how to find him. I don't have the funds to hire a detective or put out a publication in the newspaper. I have gone to his family to try to locate him they don't know where he lives he changed his phone number and has cut off all contact with anyone that might have known. At this point I don't know what to do and the magistrate will not vacate or modify the arrears unless he comes to court and states that he is in agreement.

Can I file for chilled support even if I work off the books and no proof of income?

Q: I'm currently filing for child support. My child is 7 years old and his father and I are going through a custody case. We were never married and the court is asking for pay stubs and taxes but I'm a student and haven't been legally working for the last 2 years.

What is the process to have NY child support arrears discharged when the statute of limitations to collect may have passed?

Q: Child support arrears owed to DSS for child born in 1986 (child is now deceased; he would have been 32 yrs old now); original support order payable to DSS issued around 1987; last payment made in approximately 1990; not sure of actual default date; NCP is & has been unable to work due to back, neck & shoulder injuries, is currently in receipt of Temporary Assistance (DSS) & is below the poverty & self support guidelines

Why can't a non blood relative receive child support if they have physical custody ?

Q: I thought all children in the state of New York are entitled to both parents and less they have been emancipated to receive child support I was denied because I was a non-blood relative of a child I have custody of.What are the child's rights she is now 818 I received custody of her at the age of 17 the petition for child support was put in for this child at age 17 what did I do wrong. I cannot afford a lawyer I can't even take the chance of paying for a lawyer and losing out my money I'm already losing because I'm taking care of the child

When my oldest of 2 children turns 21 can i automatically reduce the payments to reflect one child ? Always have paid on time

Q: No garnishments, etc.
Would use the same income as in the original document, even though ex has a full time job now I always have paid direct to ex with check, no issues or child collection service ever used or needed

Can I have my child enrolled into a less expensive college because of financial hardship even though it is court ordered?

Q: Went through a divorce and on divorce paper it says that I will help college fees, after about 1 year of paying and tuition rising its getting harder. Do she have to stay in same college, can I get her into a less expensive college because I can no longer pay?

If I pay child support and don't want visitation rights can I file taxes for the child and have him as a dependent on my taxes?

Q: I want to know in NY Bronx and Yonkers if I'm paying child support for the child and request that I don't want visitation rights can I still put this child as a dependent on my taxes?

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