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  • Writer's pictureJames Chau

Contempt and Jail For Non Payment Child Support

This is a fascinating article about how circumstances can compound to lead to seemingly insurmountable issues in paying back child support. Falling behind on child support payments can lead to serious consequences like wage garnishment, suspension of driver’s license, suspension of passport, fines, and even imprisonment. It is not an issue that will go away if ignored. Some obligors don’t realize until they are found in contempt and sentenced to jail that the penalties are real and can be severe for violating family court orders.

Support payments (either spousal or child support) in divorces can be complicated, often revisited for adjustment multiple times over several years, and have long-reaching consequences if not paid. Changes in income – both an increase or decrease – by either party can have significant effects on your duties to pay support. Properly understanding how to approach income and obligations is wholly necessary and highly dependent on individual situations. How does your time share affect your rights? Do you earn bonus income? Do you have multiple income sources like rental property or investment income? What happens if there are significant changes to your financial situation following a divorce? What happens if you are behind on child support payments?

Knowing what your obligations are is important in navigating your situation. An experienced family law attorney can help cut through the confusion, and help develop a strategy to protect your rights.

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