Unfortunately just because a Court orders child support be paid, that does not mean the party responsible for making payment does as ordered. Nonpayment of child support is a serious issue and can lead to a substantial amount of arrears being owed. Arrears are the amount of child support payments that are past due, and if you are owed child support you might seek to have it paid on a retroactive basis. What this means is that your ex has to pay all the back due amount, and keep current on today’s payments.
The child support guidelines requirement payment of all child support, past and present. To get payment retroactively, which means payment for what was due in the past but has not been paid; you must file a contempt of court matter with… Continue reading