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Determining the Amount of Child Support Arrears

Call Fathers' Rights Attorney Elena Mebtahi for Answers

Have you recently learned of a pending driver's or business license suspension due to back-due child support? Have your wages been garnished or have you encountered other problems related to unpaid child support payments? Do you believe that your child support arrearage has been incorrectly calculated?

If you need a Los Angeles fathers' rights attorney, call 310-207-4005 for a free consultation with an attorney who has more than a decade of experience focused on this specific area of the law. Los Angeles Fathers' Rights Attorney Elena Mebtahi will answer your questions, offer you guidance and be your legal advocate throughout your child support challenges.

Representing Clients in California, throughout the US, and Across the Globe

Wherever you live, the Law Offices of Elena Mebtahi can explain your legal options and represent you in resolving the problems with your child support payments. We know how to accurately determine your support arrears, correct any errors and provide counsel on other actions that can be taken. You do not need to face your legal challenges alone.

The penalties associated with not paying child support obligations are severe. Fathers who learn they owe child support arrearages are often shocked by the amount, in part because they did not expect the huge interest amount. Here are a few factors to be aware of:

  • Child support accrues 10 percent interest. For example, if you have a support arrearage stretching back 10 years, the amount you originally owed has nearly doubled.
  • In cases involving improper service — meaning proper legal procedures were not followed in notifying you about your child support obligations —an unfair, unrealistic or simply incorrect order may have been entered.
  • If you have made payments directly to the mother of your child, she may not have properly reported those payments, so you may not have been credited for them.
  • Many of the most severe penalties can be avoided with an experienced attorney on your side.

If you are facing a substantial obligation now — whether because of errors or because you simply could not make the payments at the time, there are legal options including:

  • Verifying whether you were properly served with the notice of your obligation
  • Resolving any questions regarding the paternity of the child
  • Conducting a full determination of support arrears if you have reason to believe the amount you are said to owe is incorrect

Conclusive determination of your child support arrears will help you know where you stand and what you need to do to get your life back on track. Attorney Elena Mebtahi can help you confront your child support arrears issues and help you explore your options while she protects your best interests.

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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. ”