New York Retroactive Child Support Lawyers

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Can I Collect Retroactive Child Support in New York?

Most states permit collecting child support back to the date when you first applied for child support, not just from the date your application is approved. New York provides two ways to collect retroactive child support:

When Does a Child Support Award Become Effective?

A child support award becomes effective either from the date you first applied for child support, or from the date your children began receiving public assistance in New York.

What Kinds of Expenses Can I Get a Special Award for?

A New York court can grant one parent a special child support award for all of the following:

Will Retroactive Child Support Reduce Future Payments?

Retroactive child support does not reduce future payments - even if the court orders child support to be paid in installments instead of all at once.

Do I Need a Family Lawyer to Collect Retroactive Child Support?

If you are seeking to establish retroactive child support, it may be wise to speak with an experienced family lawyer. Consulting with a family lawyer can help you understand your options and help you deal with the complicated legal system.

A qualified New York lawyer can provide you more information if there is a legal basis for your case. For more localized legal information, please see these pages:

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Last Modified: 09-06-2012 12:24 PM PDT

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