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What if My Ex-Spouse Refuses to Pay Child Support?

It is not uncommon after a divorce for an ex-spouse to fail to comply with the terms of the divorce settlement agreement, in one way or another. If your former spouse or parent of your child(ren) refuses or fails to pay court-ordered child support, you may need to take enforcement actions. Our experienced family law attorney in Long Island is happy to help you get the right process in motion.

Since 1994, our founder has been helping clients with all types of family law matters. We have the legal knowledge and experience essential to correctly resolve child support issues. When you hire us for your legal representation, we will bring all our resources to the table and fight for your rights. Our goal is to ensure that your children have the support and quality of life they deserve. We offer a free case evaluation.

If you are not receiving your court-ordered child support, our skilled divorce lawyer can negotiate with your ex-spouse to ensure that the settlement agreement is followed, or petition the court if necessary. There are various other legal methods that can be used to make sure that the agreement is followed and your child support is paid. An ex-spouse who fails to make child support payments may be subject to certain legal consequences, including the following:

  • Garnishment of wages
  • Seizure of real and personal property
  • Lien on home or business
  • Interception of tax refunds
  • Order to pay ex-spouse's attorney fees
  • Contempt of court

You can rely on our Long Island divorce lawyer to proceed with force and sensitivity, and to be attentive to your needs. You can rest assured that your rights are being represented by a skilled professional with experience and a history of success. Contact the firm to get an aggressive advocate on your side.

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