I have fathered a child that lives in Boston, MA. I have yet to discuss child support
in detail with her mother
but I have indicated that I want to play as full a role in my daughter's life as I can, although I live in the UK, which includes paying child support.
However, my research shows that the courts in MA will probably want me to pay 35% of my net salary, which is unreasonabley high and which I couldn't afford due to my financial commitments. In Britain I would be liable for 15% of my salary, which I would be happy to pay.
Can you pleae advise me on:
what the process will be if my daughter's mother decides to pursue me through the American courts?
will the English of US courts have primacy?
will I have the ability to challenge any decisions?
the best way to proceed in terms of protecting myself and getting the best financial outcome?