When parents either obtain a divorce or they go their separate ways after never being married, they must work out the issues that relate to child visitation and child support. Overall, a non-custodial parent is expected to pay child support that is ordered by the court. There are also ways in which these payments are made that raise the likelihood that the non-custodial parent will remain current on his or her obligations. Recently, the federal government conducted a study to find out more about how this is being done.
What the study, which was performed by Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), found was that 70 percent of child support payments are collected through wage withholding. This involves an employer withholding certain amounts from paychecks and making the payments for that worker so that he or she does not need to do so separately. There are also other orders that can be used to effectuate this type of child support payment collection, but employers are the ones handling the vast majority of these payments across the United States.
This news may seem to be positive for some, as it indicates that this approach is successful in keeping payments current. However, employers may not be happy to know that they are bearing the brunt of the burden with regards to administrating these payments across the entire country. However, there is no sign that this approach will end anytime soon.
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Anyone who is ordered to pay child support needs to make sure to do so, as a failure to remain current on this obligation can lead to serious consequences and even time in jail in some cases. If someone is encountering problems with these payments, he needs to be proactive so that these consequences do not arise.
If you are either dealing with or about to deal with this type of a problem, you need to seek the help of San Diego child support lawyers who have been standing up for the rights of fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.