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Civil Consequences of Nonpayment of Child Support

Civil Consequences and Criminal Penalties for Child Support Arrears

The civil consequences of nonpayment of child support can be devastating. If you have fallen behind on child support payments, you may be experiencing serious financial challenges, you may have lost your job, you may be unaware of your child support obligations or you may believe the court arrangement is unfair. Regardless of your reasons for not paying child support, the courts may impose harsh penalties. You cannot argue your way out of child support obligations. However, with a skilled attorney on your side, you may be able to show that you should not be subjected to the civil consequences of nonpayment of child support.

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Despite your best intentions, child support obligations can quickly become unmanageable. Before you know it, you may have accrued a substantial sum of money in child support arrears. Falling behind on child support payments may affect other areas of your life. You may face the following civil penalties for nonpayment of child support:

If you do not reside in California, your civil consequences may still follow you to your home state. Attorney Elena Mebtahi represents many clients from outside of California who need help resolving legal challenges in the Los Angeles area.

An Attorney who Will Fight for you

Attorney Elena Mebtahi will help you get your life back on track. She will negotiate to eliminate a wage garnishment or get a lower wage garnishment for you. She will use all of her years of experience to help you get a reasonable repayment schedule for your missed child support payments. Once you are on a repayment plan, your bank account cannot be levied unless there is more than $3,500 in it. Your professional or driver's license is also safe from suspension once you have established a repayment plan.

Protecting your rights is a challenge when the court system is allied against you. However, you have an ally in Attorney Elena Mebtahi no matter how complex or challenging your situation may be. If possible and desirable, you may be able to get your child support or spousal support payment modified so you can meet your obligations and avoid the civil consequences of non-payment in he future.

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“I had an arrear that State of California was collecting for the children that were not my biological children. I had gone to court back and forth to fighting it, I saw few lawyers but they turned me down saying nothing can be done. Since last 13 years the State of California has already garnished my pay check and then my disability check and collected over $100,000 still their amount i owed did not go down. The amount they collected was applied to just the interest. I have 4 minor biological children and one of them is with special needs. Ms Elena Mebtahi took my case in February of this year and with her strong presentation in the court had it reduced by 85%. I am so very thankful to her and will recommend her to all my friends and family. ”