Let this be a cautionary tale for our New York readers: if you are attempting to avoid paying child support by hiding assets and fraudulently filing for bankruptcy, it is probably not the best idea to voluntarily get the FBI involved in your case. If you do, you will likely have to pay not only the child support that you owe, but much more in the form of restitution, fines and even jail time.
If you're not receiving the right amount of child support or alimony from your ex-spouse, you are not alone. Unfortunately, many New York residents have to encounter this wearisome and frustrating situation. There are some things you can do, though, to help ensure that you receive the agreed-upon support for yourself and your child.