The financial responsibility of a child falls on both parents, whether they are in a marriage or not. But what happens when one of the parents fails to pay child support? Many parents depend on financial support to raise a child, and the financial strain when a parent doesn't pay can make life very hard. It is important to talk to your lawyer as soon as a payment is missed.
What can happen if a parent continually misses child support payments, and what recourse does that parent have? A majority of child support is paid by wage garnishment, which means that child support payments are taken out of the individual's paycheck. However, this is not always the case, and an individual who changes jobs often may not keep up with the payments.
When child support is being enforced by the Department of Revenue (the “DOR”), the DOR will take escalating enforcement actions that include, negative reports to credit reporting bureaus, driver’s license/registration suspension, U.S. Passport revocation, up to incarceration. If a noncustodial parent leaves the state, the state will continue to pursue child by registering the child support order in the state the parent resides in and enforcing in there.
All of this requires quite a bit of leg work on the part of the parent who is entitled to receive the support. The attorneys at Lebron Law have experience in child support and custodial issues. They can explain your options and fight for your rights. Call us today for a consultation.
After going through Hurricane Irma, one thing is for sure. Preparation is key. Securing your home, knowing where local shelters are, and planning meals for days without power are just a few things to consider. However, few people fail to plan for child custody during emergency situations.
Have you considered what to do if your ex planned to ride out the hurricane with your child against your wishes? Or, about what you would do if you wanted to evacuate with your child and the child’s parent didn't agree with that?
These are all things to consider when drafting child custody agreements (also called parenting plans). During a state of emergency is not the time to start addressing these issues as they could lead to more legal drama. The more detailed the custody plan, the better! This will enable you to prepare for hurricanes and other unexpected emergencies that might arise. While there are variables that no one can predict, having a child custody plan during emergency situations is important for the child’s safety as well as with each parent. This advanced preparation can help relieve some of the stress when disasters loom, and both parents can set their differences aside to ensure everyone's safety.
If we can help you create a child custody plan for emergencies, please contact Lebron Law at 321-800-5195 for a consultation. Hablamos español!!
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