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March 31, 2016
New York tries to stiffen up on Child Support

"New York’s Senate has voted to amend state law to make it easier for judges to find people in contempt of court for failing to pay court-ordered child or spousal support.The amendment, requested by court administrators, would eliminate the requirement that other enforcement attempts are exhausted before a contempt finding is made", as reported by the Associated Press.

"Sponsors say that can delay payments for months during a divorce proceeding, hurting children, custodial parents and spouses without money for immediate needs.They say it’s not required in Family Court, but it is in state Supreme Court, which often has concurrent jurisdiction over support".

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