Methods of Enforcing Child Support
When two people get a divorce, they usually have to make arrangements for child support payments if they had children in the marriage. It is the legal responsibility of the non-custodial parent to provide the court ordered payments in full and on time to the custodial parent. However, it is unfortunately common for the custodial parent to have to press their ex-spouse to make payments. When verbal reminders come to no avail, it becomes necessary for official modes of enforcement to be used.
The Colleyville child support attorneys of Alexander & Associates believe that parents should not have to put up with an ex-spouse who refuses to provide court ordered child support. If your ex-spouse has consistently avoided paying their child support, contact our offices today at 817-756-4040 to speak with an attorney about your case.
It can be a frustrating process to get your ex-spouse to make their payments, but an experienced attorney can help you take action to receive the money you deserve. Some of the methods that courts use to enforce child support orders include:
- Holding back wages from the person’s paycheck
- Holding liens against their assets or property
- Suspending any licenses they hold (driver’s, professional, hunting and fishing)
- Jail time
If your ex-spouse is refusing to make their child support payments, you do not have to permit that behavior.
The Colleyville child support attorneys of Alexander & Associates have experience helping individuals secure court ordered child support payments from their former spouses. To speak with an attorney who is ready to help you, contact us today at 817-756-4040.