When people either obtain a divorce where there were children of the marriage or they no longer remain together after having children together without getting married in the first place, a court will often order the non-custodial parent to pay child support. This child support is given the same weight of any other court order, and people who do not adhere to the specifics of such an order can face serious legal problems. Unfortunately, there are still people out there who do not meet their obligations.
However, thanks to a law that was passed nearly two years ago, the number of people who are paying child support is on the rise. This law allows for a state-run casino to deduct the amount of money someone owes in child support from their winnings. Generally, when someone wins a large jackpot, that amount is reported to the state. If a person shows up on a database that states that he or she owes the state money for child support or other debts, the amount owed is deducted from the winnings.
Clearly, people who have been waiting for months or even years to be paid their child support are in favor of this new enforcement, as it appears to be a successful effort to this point. However, there are those who are not in favor of this law, but at this point their arguments are not being heard by the legislature.
San Diego Child Support Lawyers
Anyone who either is ordered to pay child support or who is provided with child support payments is engaging in a serious legal situation. Anyone who fails to pay support can face serious consequences including fines, penalties, interest and in some cases time in jail. Anyone who sees problems with regards to paying child support on the horizon needs to be proactive in dealing with that situation.
If you are having any sort of problem with regards to these payments, you need to seek the help of San Diego child support lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.