Interstate Child Support Laws

fathers rights lawyersMany questions arise when parents live in different states and one parent has to pay child support. There is a statute called the Interstate Family Support Act. The purpose of this statute is to simplify the laws impacting on child support payments made by a parent living in one state to a parent living in another state.

The Interstate Family Support Act is designed to let courts in different states work with each other concerning issues involving child support. Prior to the enactment of this statute, courts in different states could order different child support payments which created a great deal of confusion.

Handling Interstate Child Support Issues

Pursuant to this law, if the state the child and the custodial parent reside in issues an order concerning child support, another state cannot change the order. Another state can only modify a prior states’ child support orders if neither of the parents or the child live in the original issuing state or where both parents now live in another state and the child support application is brought in that state. The passing of the Interstate Family Support Act was a watershed moment for family law attorneys. It brought order to a system that had previously been chaotic for parents of children living in different states.

About The Author

advocate for father's rights and child custody Elliot S. Schlissel, Esq. is a father’s rights attorney with more than 45 years of experience. Elliot and his staff of attorneys aggressively litigate issues concerning child support, spousal maintenance, custody and visitation issues.

About Elliot S. Schlissel

Elliot S. Schlissel, Esq. has spent more that 45 years representing individuals in matrimonial and family law cases.