When an ex-spouse or parent fails to pay child support or alimony, those dependent on that income often suffer financially and emotionally. Fortunately, the court understands the importance of these decrees, and those who have failed to pay could suffer serious consequences.
Are you affected by another individual's failure to pay alimony or child support? Contact attorney Anthony M. Zezima to schedule a consultation.
At the Atlanta, GA office of Anthony M. Zezima, P.C., we offer clients several options when dealing with the non-payment of child support or spousal support:
Motion for Contempt - When one party fails to meet the requirements set by a prior court order, the other party may file a Motion for Contempt in the county of the original court order. The non-compliant party must return to court to defend the action, even if they have moved away, lost a job, or otherwise had a change in circumstances. Continued failure to comply could result in serious financial penalties and jail time. The Motion for Contempt may also be filed, along with a Complaint for Modification, in the county of the other party's residence, or as a counterclaim to a complaint filed against you in the county of your residence.
Garnishment - If the non-paying party's employment information is known, a garnishment can be a faster and less expensive way to collect support. Through wage garnishment, an employer is required to withhold earnings of the non-compliant individual to repay child support or alimony.
Automatic wage deduction - Similar to wage garnishment, automatic wage deduction allows the non-custodial parent to have the required child or spousal support funds automatically taken out of his or her wages.
Georgia attorney Anthony M. Zezima understands that child support and spousal support are much-needed sources of financial security to those dependent on it. When someone doesn't pay, someone else suffers the consequences.
Practicing family law since 1983, attorney Zezima has handled numerous alimony and child support enforcement cases, assisting clients throughout the Atlanta metro area.
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Child support enforcement attorney Anthony M. Zezima serves clients in the Atlanta, Georgia area, including Marietta, Lawrenceville, Decatur, Norcross, Snellville, Cumming, Buford, Winder, Loganville and Lilburn, and the counties of Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, Forsyth County, Cherokee County, and Walton County.