New York Consolidated Laws, Family Court Act - FCT § 513. Obligation of parents

Subject to the provisions of paragraph (f) of subdivision six of section three hundred ninety-eight of the social services law , each parent of a child born out of wedlock is chargeable with the support of such child including the child's funeral expenses and, if possessed of sufficient means or able to earn such means, shall be required to pay child support.  A court shall make an award for child support pursuant to subdivision one of section four hundred thirteen of this act.

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