Penalties for Unpaid Child Support
Divorce is the result of a failed relationship between two adults who, for whatever reason, are unable to resolve the differences or overcome the transgressions that have come between them. But when a child or children are involved, it is unavoidable that their lives are going to be disrupted on many levels by the turmoil that the dissolution of marriage brings. To address the financial ramifications of a permanent separation and to ensure that the needs and wellbeing of one’s children are adequately cared for, child support payments are often mandated as part of a divorce agreement.
If you are unsure how you should go about pursuing child support payments, contact the Denton divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560. We can help you to approach these issues in the best interests of your children and with a keen view shaped by years of experience.
Failure to Pay
Some parents or others who are deemed legally liable for support payments refuse to render the money that they are ordered to give. The reasons cited vary considerably, but it can often be reduced to a simple reflection of enmity for the partner whom one has divorced. There is a significant social stigma associated with the failure to pay child support, and “deadbeat dads” have been lampooned in countless media reports, but there are also more tangible consequences of this illegal decision. These include:
- Suspension of drivers’ licenses
- Issuance of felony arrest warrants
- Substantial monetary fines
- Negative reports to credit bureaus
- Garnishment of wages
We understand that it is need, not greed that motivates your efforts to obtain the support payments that the noncustodial parent has been ordered to surrender. Contact the Denton child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560 to set this offense right.
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