My Ex Quit Their Job To Avoid Paying Child Support, What Can I Do?
Today’s topic deals with a situation that I recently encountered with one of my current clients. We went to court and we were successful in getting a child support order for her ex-spouse to pay. However, quickly after the order was signed, filed, and delivered, her spouse decided to quit his job so that he did not have to pay the ordered child support amount. In this case, we have good news and bad news.
Good news: The child support obligation is not going to change because of him quitting his job. He still has an obligation to pay the ordered child support and that will remain until the order is modified.
Bad news: It now makes it a little bit more difficult to collect on that child support order.
In this situation, there are three things that you can do immediately to try to enforce this support order.
The first one is you can go ahead and open a case with the child support office to try to intercept any tax returns that he might get and attach any government payments such as unemployment if he is receiving that. So that is a form of payment that you can receive right away.
The second thing that you can do is you can file with the court for contempt of court and request that the court mandates that he makes the payments, fine him, and force him to look for work.
And the final thing is, unfortunately, if you need to, you can get some government assistance, and he then will be responsible for making payments back to the government for the assistance that you are receiving, as he was obligated to make child support payments.
So those are the three things that I explained to her that can be done right away. If you are in the same situation, look at those three things, explore them and see if they will help. As I know that this is more common than it should be.
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