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How do I get child support payments from the state though the mother not paying?

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) 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

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  1. Your child support payments can be changed only by a court’s modification order. The modification process can increase or decrease payments. The ways you can lower child support payments will vary by circumstance. You will need to convince a court that the financial situation of one or both of the parents has changed substantially generally. To lower your payments, you will need to file a motion in court to modify your child support payments. Most courts have pre-printed “fill in the blank” motion forms You will need to file this motion in the court that issued the initial child support order.

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