A few months back, a man from western Michigan was sent to prison for failing to pay child support. He is alleged to have fathered around 23 children with 14 different women, and owed $533,000 in child support. The mother of two of the children said that it was heartbreaking to have to choose between shoes and rent. Over a period of seven years, she has received less than $90 from the children’s father. For more information please see the full article.
If you are having trouble collecting, or paying, your child support you are certainly not alone. If you have a court order for child support and have been having trouble collecting payments, you can ask the court to help enforce the order. One option is an earnings assignment order. If the court issues an earnings assignment order, the other parent’s employer will be ordered to withhold child support payments from his or her check and send them directly to you.
For more information on how to collect your child support judgment, please contact us. Please remember that each individual situation is unique and results discussed in this post are not a guarantee of future results. While this post may include legal issues, it is not legal advice. Use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship.