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What types of child support services are available in New York?

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Child support services available in the state of New York include local investigation services, financial investigative services and support enforcement services, explains the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Services. Medical support establishment and enforcement is another child support service offered in New York.

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The medical support establishment and enforcement service is a service that helps custodial parents in New York obtain and enforce a court order for health insurance for the child if the noncustodial parent has a health insurance plan available, notes the Office of Temporary and Disability Services.

In New York, financial investigative services help to determine a noncustodial parent's ability to pay child support with the investigation of the noncustodial parent's income and assets. The office conducts the investigation through inquiries submitted to the noncustodial parent's employers and banks. The office can perform a local investigation if the custodial parent does not know where the noncustodial parent lives. The investigation attempts to locate the parent by checking that individual's last known place of employment or address or through other local efforts, explains the Office of Temporary and Disability Services.

Support enforcement services assist in helping the custodial parent prepare and file a violation petition asking the court to enforce the child support order. The court can order the noncustodial parent to pay past-due payments, or the court can render a money judgement to collect the past-due payments, explains the New York Office of Temporary and Disability Services.

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