Child Support Arrearages
Modesto Child Support Arrearages Attorney
Sonora Divorce DCSS Lawyer
If you are behind in your child support, you have more to worry about than the anger of the other parent. You could face a number of serious consequences, including:
- Wage garnishment
- A lien on your property or seizure of your assets
- Seizure of your tax return
- Loss of your driver’s license or passport
- Contempt of court proceedings and jail time
- A bench warrant for your arrest
Child support arrearages are taken seriously by the courts. If you know that you are in arrears or if you are having problems making your child support payments, contact the Modesto Thomas Hogan Law Office. A family law attorney with more than 25 years of experience in the Central Valley-San Joaquin Valley area, Mr. Hogan can help you find a solution to your child support problem.
If You Are Behind on Child Support Payments
The Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) enforces support orders for all parents receiving public assistance benefits and for some other cases as well. A parent who is owed payment may also have the help of a private attorney. These attorneys will very aggressively pursue compensation for child support arrearages.
The first step Mr. Hogan will take is to address any outstanding bench warrants for your arrest, and he will help you get out of jail if your case has gone that far. He will work with DCSS or the custodial parent’s attorney to develop a repayment plan. If the children are now past the age of majority, he may be able to negotiate an overall reduction in the amount owed. He will work to get your driver’s license and passport restored.
If You Are Having Difficulty Paying Your Support
Before you go into arrears in your support payments, talk to a lawyer about whether your child support could be reduced by going back to court. Mr. Hogan helps clients seek a modification of child support orders. Whenever possible, avoid the problems of child support arrearages.
Free Fifteen-Minute Consultation • Convenient Location
For a free fifteen-minute consultation, contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office, or call (209) 214-6600. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. The firm’s offices are conveniently located in downtown Modesto, California, just off Highway 99.