Enforcing a Child Support Arrangement
It might be necessary to seek the judicial enforcement of any family court order, but the most frequent problems we see at the law office of Michael D. Schmitt concern defaults in child support payments. Enforcing a child support arrangement without the aid of an experienced Rochester attorney will be difficult, which is why you need to contact our office right away. We offer a free initial consultation, and we will be sure to fight for the protection of your family.
Enforcing a Child Support Arrangement | Process
The following illustrates the typical pattern of enforcement problems: The parent entitled to receive child support advises a county that the payment has not agency been received. The county enforcement unit then either notifies the parent in default of the amount owed, or just as often, takes immediate steps to collect the amounts owed and punish the default. These steps usually include:
- Seeking an order of contempt in the court where the support order was issued
- Getting any driver’s license, professional license, or sporting license suspended through notice of default to the licensing agency
- Seizing income tax returns
- Attaching state lottery winnings
- Recovering any cash bail that might have been posted for the party in default on any criminal offense
These steps will certainly get the attention of the defaulting parent. Experienced Rochester child support enforcement attorney Michael D. Schmitt has represented many parents facing difficult problems and sanctions. He can help establish payment plans, lift license suspensions and cure contempt orders to keep a bad situation from getting worse.
Enforcing a Child Support Arrangement | Hire a Lawyer
Do you need advice about enforcing such non-financial orders as visitation schedules or legal custody rights? Contact experienced Rochester child support enforcement attorney Michael D. Schmitt for a free confidential consultation.
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