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My Ex-partner Isn’t Paying Child Support, what can I Do?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many individuals find themselves in a situation where they feel as though they are the only parent paying their fair share of child support payments. This leads many individuals to ask legal professionals if there is any legal action that can be taken for those who do not make an effort to pay their child support payments? Tampa residents should be aware that there is legislation that has be been passed to determine what the state can do for someone who refuses to pay child support payments. The Child Support Enforcement Act of 1984 outlines what will happen if someone refuses to pay for their child support.

Who is in charge of Enforcing Child Support Laws?

A lot of people get confused as to whose responsibility it is to enforce the child support laws of the nation, and also is responsible for collecting the payment. Many people are quick to assume that the government is responsible with keeping track of child support payments. Tampa residents should understand that this is not entirely true. The state government as opposed to the federal government is often responsible for individuals dealing with child support enforcement. The court system also play a role in making sure that people end up paying their child support payments when needed.

How Does the State Collect Child Support?

If someone is not paying child support as they should, a state has many ways of collecting the appropriate funds for child support payments. Tampa residents might not know that often the state will include wage attachments to someone's salary to ensure that child support will be paid. Another tactic the state can do to revive fund for child support is seize the assets and property of the person who is not making payments. It is extremely difficult for a person to avoid child support payments without having some type of child support enforcement tactic that they have to deal with.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

About the Author

Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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