Child Support For Child In UK Father Lives In United States
I and my 13 year old son live in the UK. My ex partner has lived in America in the state of Florida for 7 years. He rarely pays maintenance. Over the last 2 years he owes £1800 sterling. The Child Support Agency in the UK cannot recover the monies owed as they do not have jurisdiction as he is self employed in the US. He married a lady that had citizenship and is going through a divorce. I have provided for my son all these years but now my ex partner is threatening to abduct my son - the one he does not pay for! I have taken steps to try and prevent this. Now I am told he has applied for Citizenship for himself and my son. My son does not wish to move to the US. It is all very messy. I want to know what the basis is for child support in the US. In the UK it is 15% of the net wages. Of course he is not going to openly disclose his net income to me and so I need to know the steps I can take to get some kind of funds for my son. How does child support work in the US?