Your Options If Your Ex Stops Paying Child Support

Your Options If Your Ex Stops Paying Child Support

It’s a frustratingly common problem: your ex just disappears, and the promised child support payments stop showing up. There are ways in Alabama of collecting back child support, and we’re glad to help you in your fight to get the support your children need. Here are just some of the things that may help you get the money you deserve.

One of the most effective ways of getting back child support is to have a court order that requires the delinquent parent’s employer to deduct child support from paychecks. Unpaid child support can also be reported to a credit bureau if the amount owed is more than $1000. This information stays on credit reports for seven years.

The state can also assist in recovering unpaid child support. If the child receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the unpaid child support equals at least $150, or if the unpaid child-support equals at least $500 and the child does not receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the state can report the noncustodial parent to the State Department of Revenue and the IRS. The unpaid support can then be deducted from tax refunds.

The Financial Institution Data Match Program is a program that identifies accounts within banks that belong to parents who are delinquent on child support. Once an account is identified, a lien can be placed on the account.

If a non-paying parent tries to cross state lines in order to avoid paying, he or she is subject to prosecution by federal authorities. Nonpayment of child support can also potentially lead to the delinquent parent having professional or recreational licenses revoked or withheld. If the unpaid amount exceeds $2500, the noncustodial parent may be denied a passport.

As you can see, you have several options for collecting back support. If you’re having problems collecting the money due to you, Huntsville Child Support Attorney can help. Please contact us today to learn more!

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