If your ex-spouse is not making child support payments, your family law attorney may recommend a few options to help you get the financial support you need to take care of your children.
Your attorney may recommend that the noncustodial parent’s wages be garnished through automatic income withholding, which would allow anywhere from 50 – 65% of your ex-spouse’s disposable earnings to be garnished to pay the child support obligation.
Other enforcement actions may include having the noncustodial’s income tax refund intercepted, securing a lien on his or her property, having your ex-spouse’s professional license suspended until they commit to regular payments, or even pursing a contempt of court case.
In addition to remedies that are available at the state level, the Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act makes it a federal crime for a parent to willfully fail to make child support payments. The act provides broad jurisdictional limits for filing a case so a noncustodial parent who has moved out-of-state to avoid paying child support can be held responsible.
If you have questions regarding child support arrears, contact the Libertyville, Illinois Law Offices of Schlesinger & Strauss LLC for help today at 847-680-4970.