Legal Question in Family Law in New York

I'm a former New York (USA) resident with a minor child. My ex husband still resides in New York. We have a divorce and child support agreement already in place. Me and our child moved overseas (with legal permission and a modification to the custody agreement).

My ex stopped paying child support. Even though there is a child support treaty in our new country, the local authorities refuse to pursue a back child support case for me. I cannot find a way to file a case from outside the US requesting back child support.

Please advice me what government department, organization, or authority to contact to file for enforcement and collection of the child support decree.

Asked on 9/29/13, 1:20 pm

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David Browde David A. Browde, P.C.
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It's not a government agency. You would hire an attorney in the county in which you ex lives and file a petition in Family Court.

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Answered on 9/29/13, 1:22 pm
Bruce Provda Provda Law Firm
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Yes you should contact a NY attorney to seek enforcement of the child support order.

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Answered on 9/29/13, 3:05 pm

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