He left the state and lives in PA. Will CSE issue a warrant or do I have o go to court? Once I get it, can I hire a bounty hunter to drag him back to NY and put him in jail? I am lost with no one to ask.
You are attempting to enforce an order of child support. Your first step should be to contact the Child Support Enforcement Bureau. If they cannot help you, bring an enforcement action in Family Court. If you need further assistance, call us: The Guttman Law Group 631-777-3900
If child support is ordered through the child support collection unit, you may want to contact them and provide them with his whereabouts in PA. Otherwise, you have to file a violation petition in Family Court or an enforcement proceeding in the Supreme Court for contempt of court.
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Provide CSEB with his address and employment information and ask about wage garnishment. Sending a bounty hunter to PA to get him won't get you that money. In fact, it is likely to get him fired from whatever job he has and cut off all chance of you seeing that money.
The smart move is to let the agency help you collect the money. Speak to the attorney who obtained the child support order, as they should be most familiar with it.
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