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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.

Call Fathers' Rights Attorney Elena Mebtahi for a free consultation: 310-207-4005.

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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“Ms. Mebtahi helped me with a child support case and I was extremely happy with her services. Aside from the fact that she delivered exactly what she had promised me, what impressed me the most about Ms. Mebtahi was her character and personality. Ms. Mebtahi was very friendly, sweet, and caring. It was interesting to see that when we went to the LA Child Support Department how accepting and respected she was amongst all other attorneys and the judge and everyone seemed to know her. It was very clear that Ms. Mebtahi has a very good reputation with her colleagues and that was quite impressive to me. Overall, Ms. Mebtahi was very educated about the child support laws and regulations. She seemed like she knew exactly what she was doing at all times, was very professional and also did not make false promises to me just to get my business, which was very important to me. Very satisfied with Ms. Mebtahi's work and would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.”
Arad T., July 2014 SEE CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
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