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What is the Difference Between Arrears and Retroactive Child Support?

Arrears and retroactive child support are two categories of child support a non-custodial parent might owe to the custodial parent. When seeking to collect child support still owed to you, it is important to understand the differences between these two categories. Here is a brief overview. Retroactive child support The term “retroactive child support” refers… Read More »

Strategies for Collecting Overdue Child Support

Has your ex fallen behind in child support payments? There are a variety of methods you can use with the help of your attorney to get the money you’re owed. Here are a few examples of your options: Withholding income: Also referred to as “wage garnishment,” this is an enforcement tool in which the owed… Read More »

How to Enforce a Child Support Order in New York

When parents get divorced, they are both required to continue supporting their children financially. For the parent that does not have primary or physical custody of the child, this means making monthly child support payments. However, there is a widespread problem the United States when it comes to parents who do not pay the child… Read More »

Most Recent Statistics Show Problems with Unpaid Child Support

According to information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there were nearly 15.6 million open child support cases in the United States as of 2013, the most recent year for which there’s complete data available. In those cases, approximately 17 million children needed intervention from the state to get one of their… Read More »