By Jennifer M. Paine
Mens Divorce Attorney, Cordell & Cordell
Ever feel like you cannot get out of the cycle of child support collection? You may have fallen behind and just got caught up – and then, wham!
Suddenly, you receive a notice for a tax refund intercept, a notice for a hearing to explain why you have an arrearage, an income withholding order that can take away up to 65% of your pay, a passport revocation letter, a boot on your car, or a combination of these things.
For many guys, this a cycle that keeps on going, and going, and going, until their children are grown adults, living out of home and having children of their own.
Child support collection becomes the task of a state worker with one goal in mind – to have you paying the state in interest and penalties, for years and even decades after your child support obligation terminates.
But is this fair?