Both parents are legally required to contribute to the care and well-being of their children, and in many cases the non-custodial parent is required to pay a set monthly amount to you (the custodial parent) to cover the costs of child care. Unfortunately, your former spouse may try to dodge child support obligations, and this can cause substantial difficulty for you and your day-to-day care.
Our Connecticut family lawyers have many years of experience fighting for our clients’ rights to child support payments and making sure that the payments are not delinquent. There is a robust system for child support enforcement, and there are even ways to enforce child support orders across state lines.
If your former spouse is behind on payments or refusing to pay court-ordered child support, he/she may be found in contempt and subject to several enforcement mechanisms. The first step you should take is contacting an experienced Connecticut family lawyer who can explain your legal options.
If your former spouse lives in another state or moves in an attempt to avoid paying child support, many of the same enforcement tools may apply. His/her income can still be garnished, and a Connecticut family lawyer can file the local support order in the other state giving that state the power of enforcement.
Call a dedicated Connecticut family lawyer at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons and Grant LLC for a consultation on child support enforcement. We may be reached at (203) 348-2465.