I can’t afford my child support payments. What happens if I stop paying?

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Posted by no money
Asked on December 27, 2015 9:21 pm
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Failure to pay child support is a serious issue no matter whether you can afford it or not. If you simply quit paying you are likely to accrue 12% interest compounded monthly on the unpaid amounts, which is a very high rate. The department of social services also has the power to take your drivers license, hunting license and require regular returns to Court. Worst case scenario, you could be held in contempt if it is determined that you had the ability but willfully refused to pay. The better course of action is to request a modification of the child support value to something that you can afford based upon the circumstances of your life and that of your children and the other parent.

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Posted by James Garts (Questions: 0, Answers: 0)
Answered on December 28, 2015 8:16 am