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Child & Spousal Support Enforcement

Los Angeles Child & Spousal Support Enforcement Attorney

How is Child Support & Alimony Court Orders Enforced in California?

When a divorce is finalized, the agreed-upon divorce judgment sets forth the terms and conditions of child custody, child support, alimony, property division, and other family-related issues. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for an ex-spouse to disobey the judgment by refusing to pay child and/or spousal support, which is why an experienced family law attorney can help slighted parties enforce the agreed-upon divorce judgment.

The following are several ways the court can enforce an alimony or child support order:

  • Wage garnishment – This means money is taken directly from a person’s paycheck and used to pay off money he/she owes in missed alimony and/or child support payments. Additionally, the court could also intercept tax refunds and even lottery winnings and use those funds to cover child and/or spouse support payments.

  • Execution and sale – If a person files a “writ of execution,” local law enforcement can then seize certain property from the ex-spouse, sell the property, and ensure the collected funds cover child and/or spouse support payments.

  • License suspension – The court could suspend a non-paying party’s driver’s license and occupational license until they pay back the money they owe to the other party.

  • Contempt – The party who is owed money can file for a contempt proceeding, which can potentially result in jail time or fines if the other party continues to miss payments.

If an ex-spouse is reluctant to pay child or spousal support, there are multiple ways the other party can take. However, the main course of action is to file a motion or petition to have the court enforce the payment.

Let Our Firm Protect Your Rights & Best Interests Today

Do not try to settle the issue yourself or let the other party continue to behave this way. Our firm can provide personalized and responsive legal representation from start to finish and ensure you get the outcome and justice you deserve.

At Claery & Hammond, LLP, we are committed to helping you hold the other party responsible for their withholding actions and make sure you recover the support payments you and/or your child are owed. Our Los Angeles enforcement lawyers can listen to your story, thoroughly evaluate your case, and determine all your legal options to get the best possible results inside and outside the courtroom.

For more information about our experienced legal services, call (310) 817-6904 today.

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