Enforcement of Existing Child Support Order
As a parent, you are required to share in the financial responsibility of your child(ren). If you fail to pay child support, the court may order retroactive payments, and other consequences may occur. There are a number of remedies available for enforcement. If child support is determined by a separation agreement, then breach of contract will be the appropriate remedy. If child support is payable under a court order, the order is enforceable through the contempt powers of the court. Private attorneys can assist custodial parents in the collection of child support. A number of remedies are available for the enforcement of child support including seizure of real estate and personal property, orders that bonds be posted, assignment of wages, garnishment, arrest, and interception of income tax refunds.
When child support is not paid as required, the person that suffers the most is the child. It is important to have an attorney on your side making sure your agreement is being followed and, if it is violated, to give your child a voice. As a parent, Jennifer understands the need to protect your child’s needs. As an attorney, Jennifer also understands how complex the laws on support in North Carolina can be and is there to guide you every step along the way.