My ex-husband is court ordered to pay $152 weekly for support on our two minor children. He is currently over $10,000 behind in support. He has had multiple jobs that he has voluntarily quit when support begins to come out. It has been months since he has last sent a support payment. He has been found in contempt on at least one occasion and it has done nothing to deter him from not paying. How do I go about pressing charges of non-support of a dependent. I have asked the Title IV-D office for help and have not received any. Can I write to the judge or does it need to be handled a different way? Thanks in advance for the help.
As it sounds like you are aware, the child support enforcement office (IV-D) is tasked with the enforcement of unpaid child support in your county. For criminal charges to be filed, the IV-D office will likely need to make that determination, as they are an arm of the Prosecutor's office. Having said that, if you are not getting the attention you would like from the IV-D office, consider hiring a private attorney to use available civil remedies to enforce the support obligation.
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