Does NY family court have jurisdiction to decide child support for a child living overseas?
Can I argue that NY family court doesn't have a jurisdiction in this case as my child does not live there anymore?
If yes, what would be the best way for me to communicate this to the court - I'm currently traveling and won't be able to attend the hearing. Would sending a fax to the court automatically mean I was informed of the hearing and result in a default or would it mean I recognize NY court jurisdiction in this matter?
Thanks and regards,
3 attorney answers
A custodial parent living overseas can pursue child support from a non-custodial parent residing in New York in the county family where the non-custodial parent resides.
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Its really a complicated issue in which you really need to discuss this with an attorney. If you do not attend or receive court permission to be excused then you may be found in default. Please retain counsel.
So long as you live here, she can pursue support against you here in New York. You should seek counsel as soon as possible to deal with the matter.