Is your former spouse not fulfilling their court-ordered obligations? If they aren’t, you do have recourse.
One of the most common lapses is in failing to meet child support payments as mandated by the court. Sometimes, financial constraints may cause a non-custodial parent to fall behind in their child support obligations. In other cases, they may mistakenly believe that they cannot be compelled to do what they do not wish to do.
The courts are steadfast in upholding their orders to ensure that children receive the support necessary for their well-being. If the non-custodial parent falls into arrears, typically extending beyond thirty (30) days, they may be subject to wage garnishment or held in contempt of court. Typically, in such cases, the court may also award attorney fees.
Did you know that it’s possible to have the employer of a non-custodial parent withhold wages for the payment of child support? This process involves obtaining an Income Deduction Order, often referred to as an IDO. Under this order, the employer deducts wages and remits the funds to the Child Support Family Support Registry. Upon opening an account, the funds provided by the employer are deposited for your use, and you are provided with what essentially functions as a debit card.
If your former spouse is failing to meet their child support obligations as required, don’t hesitate to contact Dreyer Law. Reach out to us with your questions and concerns, and we will provide you with the guidance and support you need in this situation. Your child’s welfare is our priority, and we are here to help you navigate the legal avenues available to ensure their financial support.