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What To Do When Your Ex Owes Back Child Support?

On behalf of Emy A. Cordano, posted in Child Support On Thursday, September 2, 2021

One of the most contested and difficult issues facing families is child support. Whether a formal order by the judge or an informal agreement between parents, primary caregivers depending on financial help can face numerous challenges. A skilled and knowledgeable child support attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah, can help you collect the monetary resources you need.

Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, has helped numerous single parents track down funds from mothers and fathers seeking to avoid their responsibilities. If your financial stability is being negatively affected by unpaid child support payments, schedule a consultation with Emy Cordano today by clicking here or calling 801-804-5152.

How Pervasive Is The Problem Of Unpaid Child Support?

Child support is government-mandated to ensure that necessities are met, including shelter, food, and clothing. However, according to the US Census Bureau, the average single-parent does not receive all the support they are owed.

In a report titled, Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support:

  • There are an estimated 6.8 million custodial single parents awarded child support in America
  • Among them, only 43.5% received all the financial support they were due
  • 30.7% received no support
  • 25.8% received only some funds
  • Of those that received some financial assistance, 61.3% were given a form of non-cash support

If you and your children are not receiving the support you are due, it is important to exercise your rights.

How Can Utah’s Office Of Recovery Services Help?

Utah’s Office of Recovery Services (ORS) ensures that “parents are financially responsible for their children.” The ORS can serve as a go-between, collecting child support payments and distributing them to the custodial parent for a fee(usually charged to the paying parent).

While some parents choose to come to an unofficial agreement for child support payments, the ORS needs an established court order to begin collecting funds. Then, if the non-custodial parent fails to meet their financial obligations, the ORS will recover the support in many ways, even going so far as to:

  • Garnish wages
  • Using tax refunds

Across the state, the ORS has helped multiple single parents collect the money they need. In the last reporting year, the ORS collected more than $236 million in child support payments on behalf of children and families.

What Can A Salt Lake City Child Support Attorney Do To Help?

While the ORS can be very helpful, sometimes they refuse or are unable to assist a parent and so there are cases where an experienced child support lawyer in Salt Lake City may be more effective.

Collecting back child support often requires a more aggressive and personalized approach. At Emy Cordano, Attorney at Law, we have helped numerous custodial parents fight for their children’s rights.

Emy Cordano can encourage a judge to employ such tactics as:

  • Issuing fines against the evading non-custodial parent
  • Holding your former spouse in contempt of court
  • Suspending their license
  • Placing a parent in jail until support is paid

Through a writ of execution, a judge may even allow the property of your former spouse to be sold at auction to collect the funds owed.

If you and your children are waiting for back child support, Emy Cordano can help.

Contact A Child Support Lawyer In Salt Lake City Today

At Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, our dedicated staff has the knowledge and experience to fight for your rights. Child support can be a sensitive and complex issue. A highly skilled Salt Lake City child support attorney can evaluate your unique situation to advise on the best course of action. If your former spouse is evading their financial obligations, family law attorney, Emy Cordano, will work tirelessly to ensure you and your children receive the funds you deserve.

Call to schedule a consultation today by clicking here or calling 801-804-5152.

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