Even though financial support is vital for many custodial parents and while child support is ordered and required from the court, some unreliable and careless parents decline to pay their fair share. All parties are affected negatively by this transgression; the spouse who has to get by with less financial assistance, the children who are not properly cared for due to the lack of funds, and even the taxpayers who must fund the legal proceedings to force the irresponsible parents to fall in line. Even the parent refusing to pay will often experience negative repercussions from these actions.
Obtaining child support payments can frequently be a grueling and complex process. There is a various amount of procedure options that parents can take advantage of in order to get the child support that is owed to them. The most typical way is to go to a judge and request a court order that will demand payment from a delinquent parent to pay the amount of child support payments that they owe. If they still won’t do so, some states permit the courts to garnish income, intercept tax refunds, and even take away the drivers licenses of irresponsible parents who neglect to make timely child support payments to the custodial parent.
Did you know?
According to statistics released by the Federal Office of Child Support, in one year alone, approximately $96 million worth of child support went unpaid.
Out of this $96 million, 68% of the payments were arrears. Arrears are debts that after monthly payments are skipped and accumulate.