Enforcement of Child Support
Staten Island Family Law Attorney
In the event your ex-spouse or partner fails to pay his or her court-ordered
support obligation, or fails to meet any other obligations stated in your
Separation Agreement or Court Order, you may need an attorney to protect
and exercise your rights to the fullest extent of the law. This may include
asking the judge to hold your ex-spouse in contempt of court, or seeking
an order garnishing his or her wages.
Whatever you need,
Staten Island divorce lawyer A. Sheralynn Dow will assert your rights to the support and benefits you
deserve. If you need help enforcing child support payments in Staten Island,
Brooklyn, or the New Jersey counties of Monmouth or Middlesex, contact
the firm to schedule a consultation with Attorney Dow at your earliest
Steps for Enforcing Child Support in Staten Island
Every state, including New York, operates a child support enforcement program.
These federally funded programs were established to locate absent parents,
determine paternity, and enforce child support payments for the maintenance
of children. In the State of New York, the State Office of Child Support
Enforcement heads the Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU) and the Support
Collection Unit (SCU).
After you obtain a court order, CSEU or the SCU will enforce the collection
of any child support payments you have not received as well as try to
enforce future payments. Techniques that can be used to enforce child
support payments include wage garnishment, liens against assets, income
execution, contempt of court, suspension of drivers and professional licenses,
and, in some cases, incarceration.
Consult with Staten Island divorce A. Sheralynn Dow about the particulars
of your child support situation. After a confidential consultation, you
will be advised of your legal rights and the legal procedures needed for
enforcing child support obligations. The firm will follow through with
taking the appropriate legal action on your behalf.