Has your ex-spouse stopped paying child support? Do you need help ensuring that they pay the proper amount?
Given the cost of raising and supporting a child, it is important to establish the proper amount of child support from your ex-partner. While no amount of money can replace a parental figure, monetary backing to raise and support a child’s upbringing is vital. Likewise, a physical presence of a parent is important, but the monetary contribution to a child’s upbringing is a necessity. Having a child support lawyer on your side will streamline the process of establishing or enforcing a child support order, should your ex-partner decide to cease paying their share of child support.
Having a support order is not always a necessity, but it is highly recommended especially if you and your ex-partner are not on the best of terms. A child support lawyer will be your guide to walk you through the complex process of filing the appropriate legal documents to establish a child support order. If an instance arises where your ex-partner needs to be served with papers, your child support lawyer will know the proper process to legally serve him or her with a notice. When seeking to establish a child support order, specific financial information from you and your ex-partner is required. Calculating a specific amount of child support is often a complicated task, requiring a wealth of personal financial information as well as specialized software programs that follow a specified formula. Your lawyer will also help you through the process to eliminate any guesswork during this important phase of the process.
After you and your child support lawyer have a child support order established, your ex-partner is legally obligated to pay a predetermined amount set by the courts. However, the war is not always necessarily over. Sometimes the next battle is having this order enforced. In some cases, your ex-partner may not pay the court ordered amount. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence, and an instance where you want to have your child support lawyer work on your behalf. Without a lawyer’s assistance, you may be left feeling as if you just went this tedious process of having a child support order established only to have your ex-partner neglect the court-ordered payments. However, with your child support lawyer supporting your claim, you are not helpless to the whims of your ex-partner.
Here, A.A. Castro Complex Litigation, Appeals & Negotiation, PLLC is here to fight on your behalf. We will pursue this issue, and seek orders to garnish your ex-partner’s paycheck if he or she still refuses to pay. When dealing with those who refuse to pay their established portion of child support, we will go so far as to seek all possibilities to get you the child support your child deserves. These measures include intercepting tax refunds, filing contempt of court proceedings, and placing liens on vehicles and property, if necessary. We are not pushovers when it comes to upholding the law and fighting for our clients. No matter what your child support needs are, please do not hesitate to contact Managing Attorney Angel A. Castro, III, Esq.
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