It is a parent’s responsibility to provide financially for a child. When one parent neglects this obligation, it not only impacts a child’s welfare, but can cause the other parent to experience financial ruin. If your ex-spouse has failed to provide child support ordered by the court, you do have legal recourse.
Your Baltimore child support lawyer will advocate on your behalf to obtain judgement against your ex-spouse for unpaid child support. At that point, there are many ways to collect overdue support. Perhaps the two most common methods are wage garnishment and property seizure.
If your child’s other parent has a judgement for unpaid child support, they may have their wages garnished to collect on this judgement. In this scenario, a portion of their income is withheld and delivered to you, the custodial parent, before they see their paycheck.
To go this route, you need to obtain an earnings withholding order which would require the other parent’s employer to pay you the child support directly.
Another option to pursue unpaid child support is to seize the other parent’s property. This is an option in cases where the other parent does not earn an income, or the amount of wages withheld does not cover their overdue child support. Your lawyer can work to seize large-ticketed items, such as homes, cars, boats, and even stock. There are also additional legal options available to you for collecting unpaid child support.
Baltimore Child Support Lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC Help Clients Recover Unpaid Child Support
Whether you are seeking child support or you are facing wage garnishment for overdue support, help is available. At Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC, our Baltimore child support lawyers understand the state and federal laws regarding child support and can advise you on the best legal course of action for your unique situation. To schedule a free consultation today, call 443-589-0150 or contact us online today.
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