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I just went to court and was awarded Child Support but the judge didn’t say how they would be paid.

Q) Hi, I just went to court and was awarded Child Support but the judge didn’t say how they would be paid. In Orange County, NY if the respondent doesn’t show for the court dates and a decision is made without them, will the support be docked automatically from the respondents paycheck? I know the respondent in my case won’t pay otherwise.

A) After a child support order is in place, the support amount will be deducted from the Non Custodial Parent’s paycheck. State law requires immediate income withholding in most cases. This is an easy way for the Non Custodial Parent to make child support payments. It also provides the NCP with a record of payments made. If support payments are not deducted from the NCP’s paycheck, they should be paid as directed in the court order. It is very important to keep records of the payments that are made.




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  1. Your child support payments can be changed only by a court’s modification order. The modification process can increase or decrease payments. The ways you can lower child support payments will vary by circumstance. You will need to convince a court that the financial situation of one or both of the parents has changed substantially generally. To lower your payments, you will need to file a motion in court to modify your child support payments. Most courts have pre-printed “fill in the blank” motion forms You will need to file this motion in the court that issued the initial child support order.

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