ENFORCING CHILD SUPPORT
WHAT IF YOUR EX-SPOUSE DOESN'T PAY?
Enforcement of child support is a major legal topic in Baton Rouge. All
too often, after the
divorce is finalized, the parent ordered to pay
child support by the court doesn't live up to his or her legal or moral duty to
provide for the child. In some cases, the divorce occurred due to
domestic violence and the abused parent may feel incapable of getting the child support
order enforced on their own. Regardless of the specific circumstances,
falling behind on child support payments, paying less than the assigned
amount or not paying child support at all is a violation of a court order.
It is strongly advisable that you seek the aid of a legal professional
to assure you are receiving the money needed to care for your child.
HOW TO ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE SUPPORTED
The Layfield Law Firm is fully prepared to help you receive enforcement
of your child support order. Beau Layfield has extensive experience in
family law and will work tirelessly to help you navigate the legal system.
There are several methods provided by the State of Louisiana to enforce
a child support order, which include wage garnishment, suspension of motor
vehicle registration, and even a contempt of court hearing. It may be
possible to recover attorney fees and other costs in such proceedings.
Beau will work vigorously to ensure your ex-spouse provides his or her
share of the cost for your child's livelihood. In the case where the
court-ordered parent simply cannot financially keep up with the payments,
he can help negotiate a legal
child support modification ensuring you receive as much support possible to provide for your child.