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How to Collect Overdue Child Support or Spousal Support Arrears

How to Collect Overdue Child Support or Spousal Support Arrears If your ex has fallen behind on child support or spousal support payments ordered by the Court, there are a number of ways you can go about collecting what is owed to you. The laws of the State of California and the United States generally give debts owed for child support and spousal support special preference amongst debtors Determining Arrears / Overdue balance Before you can collect on overdue payments you'll need what we call a "money judgment", meaning a judge determines exactly what is owed and enters Once you have a money judgment you can collect on that judgment. judgment for the debt. Wage Garnishment/Income Withholding In California one of the most commonly used collection techniques is withholding the amounts due or directly from the debtor's paycheck. This is especially useful for those who are employed in reputable or large companies with a payroll department. verdue Bank Levy Once you have a money judgment you can request what is called "Writ" from the court. With this writ you can get the local authorities, usually the sheriff's department, to levy the bank account or bank accounts of the debtor up to the amount owed on the money judgment. Tax Refund Intercept Frequently debtors are current on their taxes and have a refund coming to them in the first or second quarter of the year. You may be eligible to intercept the tax refund diverting it to you in order to satisfy the child support or spousal support debt owed to you. Suspension of Passport or Licenses If you register your child support case with the DCSS and the arrears owed to you exceed $2,500, the debtor's US Passport will likely be automatically suspended and can only be released upon satisfaction of the debt (with some exceptions). Presented By www.mesniklaw.com

How to Collect Overdue Child Support or Spousal Support Arrears

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There are a variety of other collection methods for overdue support that an experienced attorney may have knowledge of and can use to assist you.

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