1. To get an objection form, go to the following location in the family court of your county:
Brooklyn – The Child Support Petition Room, 5th floor
Bronx – Appeals and Objections Room, 8th floor
Queens – The Clerk’s Office, 5th floor
Manhattan – The Child Support Enforcement Office, 1st floor, Room 1D3
Staten Island – The Record Room, 1st floor
You do not have to use this form. You can use a blank piece of paper. But make sure you include all of the information listed below.
2. Type or clearly print the name and docket number of your case on the form. A docket number is the special identification number that every case gets. The name of the case is usually written as “the name of petitioner (pe-TI-shun-er) v. the name of the respondent (re-SPON-dent).”
3. On that same piece of paper, write out the reasons you disagree with the order. These are your objections. Be sure to make it clear what part or parts of the order you do not agree with.
4. Make copies of your objections and any supporting papers that you have.
5. Serve (give) a copy of your objections to the other party in your case. You can serve the objections in person or through the mail. Make sure to have the person who served the papers sign the Affidavit of Service (aff-i-DAV-it of SER-vis) and get it notarized (NO-tar-ized). An Affidavit of Service is a piece of paper that shows the court that you had the papers served in the correct way. For more information on how to do this, please see the LIFT guide “Serving Court Papers.”
6. Take the original copy of your objections, the child support order, the findings of fact, and the signed and notarized Affidavit of Service to the room where you got the objection from.