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Child Support Recovery Lawyers

Child support is the sum of money the state requires a parent to pay to the custodial parent. A custodial parent has primary custody of the child or children. Parents who are owed child support may seek to recover any unpaid child support in different ways.

Can I Try to Recover Child Support in Civil Court?

Yes, a parent can seek file a lawsuit to obtain back child support. A parent will need the following to help successfully prove his case:

Can I Go to the Family Court?

Yes, a parent can request a family law judge to issue a judgment for the amount of child support in arrears. This request is referred to as a child support judgment.

Can I Go Through a Child Support Enforcement Agency?

Yes. A child support enforcement agency is either a public or private organization that seeks to obtain unpaid child support on the custodial parent’s behalf.

How Else Can I Obtain Back Child Support?

A custodial parent can have the wages of the non-custodial parent garnished. For example, the custodial parent wins a judgment in civil court. They can then attached the judgment to any wages the non-custodial parent receives. Also, the state and federal government will seize any sizeable tax returns the non-custodial parent receives.

The non-custodial parent’s property can also be seized. This property includes items such as cars, motorcycles, and houses. 

Should I Talk with a Lawyer about Recovering Child Support?

Child support is given to a primary parent to pay for food, shelter, health, and educational expenses for their kid. Thus, is it important for you to recover any child support payments that the non-custodial parent is refusing to give to you. To understand more about the process of recovering back child support, contact a child support lawyer.


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Last Modified: 06-09-2015 03:50 PM PDT

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