I am now moving out of state and was wondering how child support enforcement would work.
Can the state that issued my child support orders still garnish my paycheck for arrears if I move to another state?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can only give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Missouri child support laws where I am temporarily permitted to practice.
A foreign state has the ability to garnish your bank accounts, wages, etc., despite the fact that you no longer reside there. Specifically, states can generally enforce the judgments of other states pursuant to the Constitutional concept of Full Faith and Credit, so the original state that issued the order can certainly seek back child support arrearages from you even if you live in another state.
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As such, you should do whatever it takes to become current on your arrearages, as you may become subject to further legal action against you, including fines, penalties, and even jail time.
Keep in mind that states often have the ability to do whatever it takes to collect child support, and unfortunately, that may even include taking a large part of your income.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men. Consult with a local divorce lawyer for specific legal advice on divorce.
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