It is a sad reality that parents may disregard the courts orders regarding parenting time or child support. This guide helps parents understand contempt in Washington State.
I am not allowed to see my child because I am behind in support.
The duty to follow the parenting plan does not depend on the other parent paying child support. An order of child support is independent of the parenting plan and does not affect the other parents duty to follow the parenting plan. However, failure to pay an order of child support may result in contempt against the non payer.
What can I do if the other parent is not following the parenting plan or order of child support.
When the other parent is not following the parenting plan or order of child support you can initiate contempt proceedings. You can do this through an attorney or on your own. For additional information on filing contempt of an order in Washington State you can visit:
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