Melbourne Support Enforcement Lawyers
Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole can help you obtain relief from past-due child support or alimony. Our attorneys conduct financial discovery on the nonpaying parent in order to obtain financial relief for you in court. We know how important child support is to your family. We will battle to collect the money that is past due. Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole can also assist you in enforcing time-sharing and parenting rights with your children that you were being denied.
We Represent the Party Who Is Not Receiving Payment
When there is a dispute about payment of child support, the best option for the receiving parent is to secure an enforcement order against the parent who is not paying. The family law attorneys at Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole are skilled in bringing nonpayment to the court’s attention and obtaining enforcement orders.
Penalties for nonpayment vary from case to case, but may include:
- A warrant issued for arrest
- Being held in contempt
- Jail time
- Garnishment of wages
- Placing a lien on the nonpayer’s property
- Tax levies
- Cutoff from government benefits
- Suspension or revocation of driver’s and other licenses
We Also Represent the Party Charged With Nonpayment
There are two sides to child support nonpayment stories. The party charged with nonpayment is also entitled to quality representation, and our firm provides that.
A court cannot put you in jail for nonpayment of child support or alimony unless they find you have the ability to comply with the court’s order. Sometimes the nonpayment is not purposeful and is simply a result of financial hardships such as an injury or losing your job. If you are unable to pay your court-ordered support, contact the family attorneys at Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole to seek a decrease in child support or alimony through modification proceedings.
Our firm is experienced in the complexities of Florida child support enforcement cases. We also assist with alimony nonpayment cases, custody cases, cases of contempt of a court order, and with modifications to child support and other court orders.
Contact our lawyers by email or call us at our Melbourne offices at 321-725-5638, toll free at 800-479-3032. When trouble is at hand, turn to the law firm that will do battle for you — Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole.