When a parent fails to pay court-ordered child support, it creates frustration and financial hardships for the recipient parent that in turn hurt the child. However, issuing threats or interfering with parenting time can backfire. Rather than taking matters into your own hands, you should contact an experienced family law attorney.
The law firm of O'Brian & Associates handles determination, modification and enforcement of child support. Our lawyers can help you recover past-due support and hold the parent accountable within the legal process. We have represented mothers and fathers in the family courts of King County, Snohomish County and the Greater Seattle area since 1986.
Is the parent being spiteful or manipulative, or does the parent lack the ability to pay? Depending on the reason, we will negotiate with the parent and his or her attorney or pursue your legal remedies.
We can enforce child support orders through garnishment of wages, garnishment of tax returns, levies against bank accounts and other means. We can also pursue a contempt of court action that could result in jail time or other penalties for continued refusal to pay support.
Arrange a confidential consultation with the O'Brian & Associates, and our attorneys will explain your rights and options. Call (425) 276-7677 or email our firm today.