Legal conflicts involving family relationships can be complex and emotionally charged, especially when children are involved. If you’re engaged in a legal battle related to child support in Upland, CA, you need representation from an attorney you can trust. The Law Office of Stephen Gassner, APC wants to help you reach a successful resolution of your child support case, and will work hard to provide the personalized, attentive service you deserve.
Federal law now requires that the amount of a child support payment be set in accordance with a guideline. Having a guideline is believed to prevent widely different amounts of child support being ordered from courtroom to courtroom. The guidelines provide an objective basis for the determination of the amount of support to be paid. As a result, most states have established formulas that are used to determine the amount of the payment from one parent to the other. Lead Counsel family law lawyers will safeguard your legal rights and fight for what is fair.
What happens to a father who refuses to pay court ordered child support?
It is against the law for any father, presumed or assumed, to not pay court ordered child support to the custodial guardian, regardless of joint custody. Federal laws permit the interception of tax refunds to enforce child support orders, and other methods of enforcement include wage attachments, seizure of property, suspension of a business license, and possible driver’s license revocation. Most states have separate Child Support Enforcement agencies in place to oversee these efforts. In the event that none of these attempts are entirely successful, the court of law that issued the child support order can hold the father in contempt and, in the absence of a reasonable explanation for the delinquency, impose a jail term.