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My husband moved to Florida after we got divorced. How can I now collect my child support?
Your child support payments can be collected through the UIFSA provisions. More specifically, the Federal Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) provides that New Jersey child support can be carried out if the non-custodial parent of your child lives out of state.
This law requires employers to comply with other states' income withholding orders and puts limits on where orders can be changed. This law also protects the non-custodial parent by making sure that only one current order for support is in effect at any time. It establishes rules for creating only one order when there are multiple orders.
It is important to emphasize that a non-custodial parent moves to a different state in order to avoid paying child support, he or she may face federal criminal prosecution.
What type of legal protections does the UIFSA provide to me?
The Federal Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UFISA) makes sure New Jersey child support orders are carried out when the non-custodial parent lives out of state.
The UIFSA requires employers to coordinate with other states' income withholding orders and limits where orders can be changed.
This Act also protects the non-custodial parent by assuring only one current order for support is in effect at any time and establishes rules for what to do when there is more than one order for a particular child. This Act also:
In New Jersey, a separation agreement is any legal document signed by both spouses outlining the terms of the separation. Subjects resolved in a separation agreement can include child support, child custody, debt allocation and asset distribution. Notarizing the document ensures its validity, since there is no such case-type in New Jersey that provides for a "legal separation." Spouses wanting child support during the separation period, however, must file a claim with the New Jersey probation department.
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