When a parent or guardian of a child lives in a different state, or even country, a child support case can be opened in a one of the parent's or guardian's local child support agencies. This will create and exact a child support order or the agency will request help from another state or country to do enforce the order even if neither party live in that state any longer.
Because child support laws vary from state to state and country to country, federal law requires all states to work together to enforce child support orders when the two parties don't live in the same state or country. This law is called the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
To obtain a child support order you must contact your local child support agency and they will work together with the other state agency to get the order enforced. The child support amount will be determined by either state, depending on the circumstances of your case. The order may be reviewed and changed if either parent/guardian requests and the amount can go up or down depending on many factors but mainly the income of both parties and the amount of time either parent/guardian spends with the child in question.
All this will be taken care of by your local child support agency and you will not have to travel to attend court hearings, it is just asked that you be available by phone if need be. If you are concerned with privacy and safety, you can speak with your local child support agency to keep all your information, including address and phone number, private even from the other parent or guardian.
For further information regarding child support and more please contact the Family Law Lawyers for Brea, California at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free 60-minute consultation!