What Happens if You Fail to Pay Your Child Support

The consequences of failing to make your court-mandated child support payments run deep. The matter is taken very seriously. Consequences include:

• Arrest
• Fines
• Being in contempt of court
• Denial of tax refunds
• Wage garnishment – When the court orders your employer to withhold a certain amount of your paycheck and send it directly to the court or the partner instead
• Exclusion from receiving government benefits
• Confiscated passport
• Confiscation or suspension of licenses
• Placing a lien on property – The court possesses the person’s property until debt is paid

A person can face one, many, or all of the above consequences for failing to make their child support payments...