New York City Child Support Lawyers Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward Explain the Consequences of Refusing To Pay Child Support

July 05, 2022 at 17:47

New York City child support lawyers Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward release a new article ( explaining the consequences of refusing to pay child support in New York. The lawyers mention that when a couple decides to divorce, an order may require a noncustodial parent to pay child support to the custodial parent. Child support is one way to help the custodial parent with paying for the child’s needs.

“One of the best ways to resolve issues with child support is filing for contempt complaints. The court will decide whether your ex-spouse is in contempt during the contempt proceeding. If it is the first time, the judge may order your ex-spouse to pay the outstanding amount, including a penalty. However, if the court ascertains that they have repeatedly refused to pay, they could end up going to jail,” the article from the New York City child support lawyers says.

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The lawyers explain that contempt of court is an offense that can result in losing visitation or custody rights in the divorce order. The proceedings may also allow the person to file a modification proceeding that would allow them to make alterations to the divorce order.

Attorney Martin Mohr says that the individual also has the right to petition the court to withhold the paying parent’s income. The court may ask the other spouse to transfer a certain percentage of their wages to the custodial parent. This way, the custodial parent can be sure to receive the child support every time the other parent receives their paycheck.

Family law attorney Ethan Steward adds that if the former spouse is not employed, the custodial parent may file a writ of execution. The writ of execution will allow the court to seize the ex-spouse’s assets like bank accounts or stock holdings. Usually, this situation will be allowed by the court if the other parent owes a substantial amount of child support.

In the article, the lawyers add that “The law requires all parents to offer financial assistance to their children. If your former spouse fails or refuses to pay for child support, you have the right to file contempt proceedings, writ of execution, and motion proceedings. Hiring a divorce lawyer allows you to determine the best option to manage the situation.”

Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes the importance of having a skilled child support attorney when dealing with matters such as child support. A skilled lawyer may be able to help the parents understand their roles and responsibilities in the divorce and help them come to a favorable agreement.

About New York Family Law Group

New York Family Law Group is founded by attorneys Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward. Combined, the lawyers have over 30 years of experience in dealing with New York family laws. They aim to give their clients skilled representation and educate them about their rights while navigating the complicated terrains of family law-related matters. Contact them today at 718-293-1542 to schedule a consultation.

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