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The answer depends on how long your child has lived in New York. There is a federal statute, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act of 1997 which gives “exclusive and continuing” jurisdiction to a child custody matter and, for the purposes of this question, a support obligation issue, to the “home state” of the child. This is defined as the state where the child has lived continuously for the last 6 months. So if your child has lived continuously in New York for the last 6 months, the laws of New York will apply in determining your support obligations.