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Thank you Lucy, so NY law applies, even though the child and the mom have left NYC within 3 months after giving birth? And 17% of the dad's gross income would be ordered independently of the mothers income / earnings in Chile?
OK, I do understand that NYC courts will apply NY law, but what allows you to go to court in NY if you do not actually live there? Is German law also applicable then (technically, the child could have a German citizenship)?
Yes, both have been living and working in NYC but moved soon after the child was born: the Mum and the child to Chile (both have US and Chilean citizenship) and the dad to Germany (German citizenship only).
All right, great! Let's see what the German expert says!
Meaning that Chilean child support laws would apply first and foremost in this case. I suppose we need to consult a Chilean expert then to answer this question, unless there is some kind of International law? Thanks a lot!
OK, great! You were very helpful, Thank you. My last question would then be how I should best get in touch with a Chilean lawyer to find out about Chilean child support regulations? Would you recommend to get in touch with the German Embassy in Chile? Or is there another way you would prefer? Thank you so much for your effort. Best.
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