Parents can agree on an appropriate level of child support to cover the needs of the child.
The state will seize bank accounts, benefits, tax returns and suspend licenses for parents that do not meet their child support obligations.
Child support payments are automatically garnished from wages and paid to the custodial parent. Child support in New York State usually ends when the child turns 21 but can continue if the child is disabled. Failure to pay on child support debts will impact one’s credit report as well as disqualify several benefits such as unemployment insurance.