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My husband doesnt pay child support for 5 years, since the

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My husband doesn't pay child support for 5 years, since the separation date. Is he supposed to pay from the separation or divorce date? I'm NY resident and he is some where in other state, possible NJ. Should I be going to the family court in NY State?
Submitted: 5 years ago via ChildSupportLaws.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

Legally the ex is required to pay from the date when the child no longer resides with him, which would likely be the separation date. You can pursue this via NY courts if that is where the child currently resides. Then, once you obtain a judgment, you can try to get the state agencies involved and see if they can help you track him down and then possibly attempt a wage garnishment so that the back child-support would be automatically received and provided to you.

Good luck.
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