Q) How do I go about receiving child support payments from the state every month even though the mother is not paying she is court ordered $214.00 a month and I just had a baby girl last week and really need the child support payments to help provide for my 9 year old son witch I have full custody of and he lives with me and the mother is currently in rehab
A) I understand that you are in a difficult situation. It is not fair that the mother of your children is not paying child support, especially since you have full custody of your son and just had a baby girl.
Here are some things you can do to get the child support payments you are owed:
- Contact your local child support enforcement agency. They can help you collect child support and enforce the terms of your court order.
- File a motion with the court to modify your child support order. If the mother’s income has changed, you may be able to get the court to increase the amount of child support she pays.
- File a motion with the court to hold the mother in contempt. If the mother is willfully refusing to pay child support, the court may hold her in contempt and order her to pay fines or even jail time.
- Report the mother to the IRS for tax fraud. The IRS takes child support enforcement very seriously and may be able to help you collect the money the mother owes.
It is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you get through this difficult time. Please reach out for help if you need it.
Here are some additional things you may want to consider when trying to collect child support:
- The mother’s current address and employment information.
- Any other information that may be relevant to your case, such as the mother’s assets or income.
It is also important to remember that the process of collecting child support can be long and difficult. However, it is important to keep trying until you are able to get the money you are owed.
If the mother is not paying child support you will not be able to get child support payments from the state. The Child Support Enforcement Act of 1984 allows district attorneys to help you collect court-ordered child support from a parent who refuses to pay. Typically, the district attorney serves the child’s parent with papers, telling them to meet with the district attorney in order to set up a payment arrangement. The papers also warn that if the person fails to follow those instructions, jail time could be imposed. This can sometimes be counter-productive, since that parent can’t earn money while in jail. For this reason, jail time is usually used as a last resort. Instead, the district attorney can impose other consequences for failure to pay child support..https://family.findlaw.com/child-support/enforcement-of-child-support-faq-s.html