Last year I was granted full custody of my minor child as the Georgia court found it had jurisdiction over me (and child). The Court found it did not have jurisdiction over my ex, UK citizen and resident of Italy , working in Asia ( airline pilot ). Glad to finish arduous divorce but smarting from his exemption from any child support payments ever. Any hope for ever receiving any support for raising child? Also vague threats on maintaining contact with UK relations who want to remain in child’s life. Please advise .
It is next to impossible to get support from someone overseas. OCSE is the U.S. Central Authority for international child support. They work with states to help seek support from overseas parents. Only 5 countries have direct agreements with the US or states to collect support. They are Australia Israel El Salvador Canada and Switzerland. Outside those 5 the other countries rarely cooperate. But a small group in the Hague Child Support Convention, which include about 20 more countries, do limited cooperation with states. The UK and Italy are in that group.
The state of Georgia child support unit is supposed to work Hague cases. Not all caseworkers understand it, so if you get an untrained worker, talk to a superior. Contact info: https://georgia.gov/agencies/department-human-services-division-child-support-services .
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As a practical matter, you will probably never collect this support from a person that lives in the UK. You should contact the CSE Office, though, and make an effort to start a case through them.
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