My question involves child support in the State of: California
I am an Australian mother of a 13yo girl from Sydney Australia. Her father and I were never married as we broke up soon after I fell pregnant to him. In Australia he used to pay some support without any CS agreements, even while he was unemployed (he has been unemployed for the most part of her life). He suddenly disappeared about 2 years ago and I heard through some of his friends that he now lives somewhere in San Diego California and was employed there for atleast 1 of the 2 years he has been there. I heard he is married to someone there and may again be unemployed at the moment.
I wanted to find out the following and would appreciate any help you can give.
1. How long may it take if I was to go through the CSA agency here in Australia and gave them his details, and they track him down there (im thinking he would have payed taxes there if he was employed for a short period even) for them to track him down and get him to pay me what she is due from him in terms of child support.
2. What would be the process that would be undertaken? If he is currently unemployed, would we be able to get any back pay as such out of him for the time that he was employed or has he got away with it?
3. How complicated can this be and would it cost me to get legal process undertaken or would the CS over in Australia deal with CS over in America and get him to pay whats due to his daughter?
I would really appreciate any advise as I want to get to this soon.