How To Avoid Jail Over Child Support Arrears
|Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:00|
I owe a substantial amount in child support arrears and am worried I will be thrown in jail.
The state is preparing to take away my driver’s license and my professional licenses, which will leave me unable to drive or work and result in jail time. This only makes the problem worse!
What can I do to prevent the state from taking these actions and forcing me into falling even further behind on child support?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can only give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Missouri child support laws where I am temporarily permitted to practice.
Where I practice, when someone owes a back child support arrearage, the state may pursue a number of enforcement procedures against you, including revoking your driver's license, garnishing your wages/bank accounts, intercepting federal and state tax income refunds, and even throwing you in jail.
Unfortunately, the best way to combat the state's action is to pay off your child support arrearage. If you are unable to do so, you need to seek a modification of your child support order immediately through your state (if possible) or the court system.
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I urge you to speak with a mens divorce attorney as soon as possible to find out about what your options are in contesting the state’s measures. This is crucial, especially if you are able to get a hearing.
No matter what state you live in, when it comes to child support arrearages, the only true way to avoid any legal issues is to do whatever it takes to become current on your child support obligation.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men. Consult with a local divorce lawyer for specific legal advice on divorce.
To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Jennifer de Lyon Stralka, a St. Louis divorce lawyer, contact Cordell & Cordell Law Firm.