If I’m $2000 behind on my child support payments, can or will I be arrested?

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If I’m $2000 behind on my child support payments, can or will I be arrested?

Asked on October 11, 2012 under Family Law, Pennsylvania

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states if you are behind on your child support payments by $2,000 there is a very good chance that the person to whom you are obligated to can file a petition for an order to show cause regarding contempt of a court order where the outcome could be fines and or jail for you. I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney to see what can be done to try and minimize the negative outcome that could result for you.


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