Child & Spousal Support Enforcement FAQs
Here, we answer some of the most often asked questions about enforcing child support orders. However, the specific facts of your case may give rise to many exceptions and variables. More importantly, the the laws of your particular jurisdiction (state) may be different from California. Please make an appointment for a legal consultation with a qualified family law attorney in your jurisdiction before making any decisions regarding your support order.
Is it too late to collect past-due child or spousal support if my order is old?
What kind of enforcement tools will Bisbee Law Group use to collect my child support?
What kind of enforcement tools will the Law Office of Ronn Bisbee use to collect my child support?
Is the non-custodial parent entitled to credit on a past-due support obligation for time periods of unemployment or incarceration?
Is a past-due child support dischargeable in bankruptcy?
Is it true that the non-custodial parent does not have to pay court-ordered child support if I do not comply with the visitation schedule?
In some jurisdictions, courts have held that child support was owed even when the custodial parent intentionally concealed the children from the other parent.
Does past-due child support accrue interest?
The non-custodial parent is a beneficiary in a probate case (i.e., non-custodial’s parent died). Is it possible to file a child support lien in the probate case?
What if the non-custodial parent’s employer does not honor the wage assignment?
Is it possible to file a lien or establish a wage assignment on a non-custodial parent’s worker’s compensation claim and/or income?
It is important to note that child support orders continue to accrue (even when the respondent/obligor is injured and unable to work) unless and until the order expires by operation of law or is modified or set aside.
The non-custodial parent is currently involved in a law suit that may result in a monetary award. Is there any way to file a child support lien in the pending action?
Is it possible to establish a withholding order for past-due support on retirement income?
Serving Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and Ventura County. We enforce California child support orders and spousal support orders anywhere in California, and in many cases, nationwide, under the the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).