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Please read your paperwork carefully. Generally you will not have to travel to another state to attend child support hearings. If the paperwork says that you are "Ordered to Appear" or any similar statement, you may need to appear. Some states allow you to participate through telephone testimony. If you are scheduled to appear at an out-of-state hearing, please contact your local Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) for help.
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The process generally takes six months to a year, but can take more. The Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) will closely monitor the progress, and specialized staff will work on the case and keep you notified.
Yes, either party can seek a modification of an order issued in any state no matter where they live.
You can help the CSEA by providing the most current address and employment information for the person owing support. If they live in a foreign country, please ask the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) whether that foreign county cooperates with the U.S. to establish and enforce support.
An appeal may be possible if you do not agree with a decision issued by another state. You must notify the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) immediately because there are time limits for filing an appeal. The CSEA does not personally represent either party, so you may choose to get your own legal representation. If the CSEA considers the decision to be proper under the law, it will not appeal.