Failure to pay child support is enforceable by the court's contempt power. This generally allows for a maximum of one year of incarceration for failure to pay. If you are being accused of failure to pay child support, retain a lawyer.
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I agree with Matthew's answer. If you haven't paid child support you may be found in court contempt, so you should speak to competent counsel.
If you're going back to re-open the child support - speak to your counsel you had for your divorce/child custody originally.
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