What doo if my son;s father is almost $15,000 behind in support and stopped paying again 30 days ago?

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What doo if my son;s father is almost $15,000 behind in support and stopped paying again 30 days ago?

Can I file something against him myself at our local courthouse of non-compliance of a court order or can only an attorney do that on my behalf?

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Family Law, Indiana

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Most states have a mechanism to allow you to file on your own - called "pro se" - in these situations.  Generally you would file for contempt of the court order that awarded the support and for a judgement for the arrears  - which can be filed against property or as wage garnishment in most states.  You should also seek to have the support taken directly from him pay checks.  Good luck.


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