Enforcing Child Support Payments
In Raleigh, child support cases are handled by the Child Support Enforcement Program (CSE). Under federal law in North Carolina, failure to pay child support can be prosecuted as a federal offense under certain circumstances and especially if a parent has crossed state lines to avoid payments. The attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC, understand that you and your child depend in part on child support payments, and we may help you hold the negligent parent accountable if he or she refused to pay.
Common Ways Child Support Payment is Enforced
The non-custodial parent is required to make child support payments regularly. The amount of child support is determined by North Carolina’s child support guidelines, which takes into consideration parents’ gross monthly income, child-related expenses, and the number of children involved. If the non-custodial parent does not pay child support, he or she is subject to enforcement measures. These measures include:
- CSE collects payments directly
- CSE intercepts your tax refund
- Income withholding
- Court action resulting in jail time
- Occupational or professional license revocation
- Passport denial/revocation
If the non-custodial parent is under substantial hardship, a change in amount owed may be justified. Any change, however, is determined by the court.
Contact a Raleigh Divorce Lawyer For Help
If you are experiencing conflict with your child’s other parent and he or she refuses to pay child support, you are entitled to legal action. It is his or her legal obligation to financially support the child as agreed upon, and the Raleigh divorce lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC, may guide you through the legal process to protect you and your children’s best interests. Contact Marshall & Taylor PLLC, at 919-833-1040 today for more information.