My child is 20 and my ex stopped paying his arrears a year ago. He pays through Child Support Registry. What can I do?
You can have an Income Assignment served on his employer to withhold a certain monthly amount for arrears and pay that through the FSR. You can reduce the amount of arrears to judgment, and probably interest on the arrears, and serve Writs of Garnishment and/or file a judgment lien against his home. There are a number of options, but their effectiveness depends on what he has.
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There is an array of things you can do. If he has a job, you can garnish his wages. You can also file a verified entry of support judgment on the arrears, which should include an interest calculation. Interest accrues on child support arrears at the rate of 12% per year, compounded monthly. Once filed, you have the ability to not only garnish wages, but could also take steps to seize property, such as bank or other accounts. You might also consider filing a contempt of court motion. Your best option would be to consult with a child support attorney to go through your situation and assess what the most effective steps might be.
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