I recently received a letter through the mail informing me there has been a felony warrant issued for my arrest for nonpayment of child support.
I am paying some child support, however the arrearages keep piling up; almost $100,000 now! I have no idea how I will every pay that off?
Do you have any child support advice you can give me?
Please note that I am not licensed in your state so I am unable to provide legal advice on divorce.
It definitely sounds like there is some confusion with there being proper accounting of what you have paid by way of child support, and what you are obligated to pay.
You need to get an accounting of what you have paid and get an itemization of what the court is saying you owe. More importantly, you need to see an attorney right away to deal with the outstanding warrant.
The best way to determine how to eliminate your arrearage is to first check with the Child Support office to determine how much arrearage you still owe and ensure that this is the correct amount (calculation errors can be made by the state).
If the amount owed is incorrect from some reason, such as you were held liable for support after your child was declared emancipated by the court or you were held liable for support in an amount different from the court-ordered amount, you may petition the court to fix your child support obligation.
If the amount you owe is correct, then you are obligated to pay that amount in full eventually. You may be able to contact the child support division of the prosecutor’s office to discuss settling on your arrearage as well.
If you need financial advice on divorce, or wish to take specific action in this matter, you need to contact an attorney immediately for assistance. Cordell & Cordell does represent clients nationwide.