Brazil & Benske, LLC

Back child support and the risk of arrest

When a parent falls behind on child support payments, they could face a variety of consequences. For example, they may be very stressed out due to their circumstances, have their tax refund intercepted or even be unable to apply for a passport, throwing off their vacation plans or interfering with business. Furthermore, many are dealing with other issues, such as financial hardships after losing their job or suffering with an unanticipated medical crisis. However, the risk of being taken into custody is especially concerning and it is crucial for people facing the threat of arrest to immediately review their options.

Some people may think that missing child support payments is not a very big deal but failing to pay court-ordered child support can definitely lead to time behind bars. Aside from the difficulties associated with imprisonment, someone who has been taken into custody for back child support may face other challenges. For example, they could have a damaged reputation in the community and among their friends and family members. Furthermore, their record could haunt them years down the road, such as when they are trying to land a particular job, for example.

As a result, it is crucial for parents in this position to look into their choices. For some, making payment arrangements as soon as possible can help address this situation, while others may be able to modify their child support order and lower their payments. Head to the children and divorce page on our site for more on this family law topic.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Alist WISN 12 | wisn.com
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • Nation's Premier NAFLA Top 10 Ranking 2014
  • American Inns of Court
  • ASLA 2015 top 100 Lawyer
  • 10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction | 10 Best Lawfirms | American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys | TM
Send Us An Email

Take Your First Step: Schedule A Free Consultation

Call us at 414-939-0468 or use our contact form to arrange an initial consultation with a dedicated family law attorney at Brazil & Benske, LLC.

We will explain how the process starts and ends and what needs to be accomplished during its course. This understanding in and of itself will provide you with a clear direction and will start to alleviate some of your concerns.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy