Enforcement of Child Support
Why You Need a Lawyer
Unfortunately, many parents fail to deliver on their court-ordered obligations, such as child support. A lawyer can help you guide you through the process of getting your owed child support.
On the Other Side
Failure to pay child support immediately after the divorce filing can result in negative consequences in court and a big bill for back pay.
“For one, an individual is subject to federal prosecution if he or she willfully fails to pay child support that has been ordered by a court for a child who lives in another state, or if the payment is past due for longer than 1 year or exceeds the amount of $5,000,” justice.com states. “A violation of this law is a criminal misdemeanor, and convicted offender face fines and up to 6 months in prison (See 18 U.S.C. § 228(a)(1)).”
“If, under the same circumstances, the child support payment is overdue for longer than 2 years, or the amount exceeds $10,000, the violation is a criminal felony, and convicted offenders face fines and up to 2 years in prison (See 18 U.S.C.§ 228(a)(3)),” justice.gov continues.
The compassion shown for support of the family before seeing a judge goes a long way to a good outcome in the end.
The experienced and expert lawyers at Ellender Law Firm knows both sides of the complicated child support enforcement process. Their staff will make sure your child support urgencies are met.
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