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Income Executions & Indigent Respondents: Articles

Assisting Non-Custodial Parents to Modify Child Support and Arrears Payments

Although not a comprehensive list, here are some straightforward ways for legal services and other community agencies to assist parents to proceed pro se. Read More


Senate bill would amend law pertaining to work requirements for child support obligors

At the request of the Office of Court Administration, Senator Diane Savino has introduced a bill that would amend FCA 437-a and SSL 111-h which were enacted last year to allow Family Courts to refer respondents who were unemployed to work programs. Read More


OTDA Offers Relief to Dead-Broke Dads

Across the country, the amount of unpaid child support has reached staggering numbers. In 2008, child support arrears reported by state child support enforcement offices totaled $105 billion. Read More


Summary Report - Noncustodial Parent Poverty-Level Pilot

Last year, in an effort to respond to the accumulation of uncollectable child support arrears owed by low-income non-custodial parents, the New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) implemented the Noncustodial Parent Poverty-Level Pilot. Read More


OCSE Revises Attachment Forms to Protect SSI Recipients

As part of its efforts to collect child support arrears, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), the State’s IV-D agency, periodically runs bank matches, running the Social Security numbers of those with child support arrears against those with bank accounts. Read More