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 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 opportunity.

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 Attorney 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. Contact a Staten Island family attorney at the firm today if you need legal help with the enforcement of child support.