I'm am currently 8 months pregnant and was planning on waiting to start the process of child support on the father until our daughter was delivered, but he has now moved out of state to NC. I only know his name DOB and former employer. I live in new York, I am completely confused on what to do now do I start the process early since it is going to take time for the court to find him . Will it be under ny law or NC law? Should I hire a lawyer?
The Court does not find him for you, it is up to you to locate him for service of process as to whatever action you file. Since you have such limited information, you should either retain an attorney OR open a case with the New York Division of Child Support Enforcement and ask that they locate him and establish orders for paternity and child support against him. Your case should be one that can be brought under NY law unless there are unique facts that yo have not shared on this site.
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You can't file a petition until after your child is born. You can file in New York or North Carolina but you will have to find the father first. Your choice of law should depend upon which state provides the most generous support. New York goes until 21. You need to consult with an attorney in NC to determine what age support terminates in NC.
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