What If a Custodial Parent Is Seeking Support from a Parent Who Lives Outside of New York State, or in a County in New York State That Is Far from the Child's Home County?
If the custodial parent lives in one state and seeks support from the other parent who lives outside of that state, an inter-state case may be filed in the Family Court, under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). A UIFSA case may also be filed in Family Court when the parents reside in two different counties within New York State which are not located next to one another. A New York City petitioner may file the case in the Family Court in his or her home county, and the petition will be sent to the court in the respondent's state or county. The respondent is then served with the petition and appears in court in his or her home state or county. The petitioner is not required to appear in the other court where the respondent lives. A local city or county attorney will appear there to represent the petitioner at the support hearing.
If the child resides outside of New York State, or in a county far from New York City, and the respondent lives in New York City, the custodial parent may file a petition in his or her home state or home county. The respondent will be served and be required to appear in the Family Court in his home county, while a lawyer from the NY/ New York City Law Department represents the out-of-state or out-of-county petitioner.
The hearing is held in the same manner as a support case filed within NY/New York City, but documents and evidence are exchanged through the mail or by fax.
Is it possible that the case isn't getting priority because the amount involved is so small and perhaps she is collecting state aid for her other children?
It sounds to me like she has only be ordered to pay about 65.00 a month.
One more question. Does anyone know if I can file (add) more documents to to the violation of support original filings?
In my case, the respondent hasn't paid support in over a year, and has had bank accounts seized, (non-existent) paychecks docked and driver's license revoked. Other than tossing the respondent in jail, their is nothing much else they can do.