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Even though your divorce is final and even though you did not claim child support in the divorce proceedings, New York law allows a custodial parent to file a Complaint for Child Support. A hearing date will be set, but until the hearing you can ask for a Temporary Order for child support which will be granted to you. You will not get child support from the time the child was born, however, your Complaint for Child Support should request that the Order for Child Support be made retroactive to the date on which you filed your Complaint for Child Support.
The child support amount will be calculated by taking the income of both parents into the computation and the amount will be determined according to the New York Child Support Guidelines.
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