If child support is not paid then there are a number things that can happen to the non-custodial parent in the state of California. The state of California can withhold their income, suspend their license, denial of obtaining a passport, take their federal or state income tax or lottery winnings, or garnish unemployment benefits, state disability benefits, or workers’ compensation benefits, they can even be sent to jail for up to six months with child support still adding up. The state does not care if you are unemployed, do not make a lot of money, if you’re not close to your child, etc., although they do take into consideration the income of the parent to decide how much child support will be owed. The moral of the story is, pay your child support, or else you could be losing a lot more than your money.
For further information regarding child support and divorce please call the Orange County Child Support Attorneys at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free 60-minute consultation.