Workers May Forfeit Bonus Checks for Past-Due Child Support


Workers at GM May Forfeit Some of Their Bonus Checks for Past-Due Child Support

When people owe child support to the custodial parents of their children, they can face serious consequences and a relentless effort by enforcement agencies if they fail to make those payments in a timely fashion.  One of the remedies available for collection of those child support payments is garnishment of wages, but there are times when special bonuses and the like may be paid to workers, and these payments may slip through the cracks when it comes to this past-due child support.

A story recently broke with regards to this issue as it relates to workers at General Motors.  The company recently struck a deal with the United Auto Workers that provided bonus payments to the employees of the company.  Unfortunately, some sort of error occurred whereby no money was deducted from these bonus payments to be applied towards the past-due child support owed by many of them.

As a result, the Friends of the Court, also known as the FOC, which is the collection agency in Michigan, went to the homes of these workers to ask for voluntary child support payments.  This was not required, as the agency could have taken more penal action against those who failed to make timely payments.  However, the agency decided to start with this step before moving forward with additional collection efforts.

San Diego Child Support Lawyers

Clearly, anyone who owes past-due child support generally understands that these past-due obligations will not simply disappear.  Instead, interest and penalties will generally add up and criminal penalties could become possible for those who do not make these payments.  Therefore, anyone who may not be able to continue with these payments needs to take proactive steps to keep themselves out of trouble.

If you are facing the possibility of being unable to make child support payments or you need to work towards having those payments adjusted for some reason, you need to seek the help of San Diego child support lawyers who have been helping fathers through these issues for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

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