May 12, 2014
Rhode Island Child Support, getting paid.
Rhode Island Child Support system is coming up short according to recent WPRI news report. According to this report, which is very commonly reported by many families in the RI Family Court system, the child support payments are not always paid on time. In this story, a single dad who has sole custody of his daughter is hopeful that his ex-spouse pays the child support on time. Many families have found issues with enforcement of the child support orders against the paying parent. This process can be extremely frustrating for parents who both count on the child support and those paying support to ensure that their payments are received in a timely manner. According to this story, as of the end of 2013, only 51 percent of Rhode Island parents owing child support paid in full or on time. Over $238 million dollars is overdue in RI for court-ordered child support.
It is important to have a child support order entered by the court. Private agreements between parents may not be enforced by the court and are very difficult to collect. You should have the child support payments garnished from the paying parent’s employer. Child support enforcement services should do the bookkeeping (keep an accounting of payments) for your child support case. If the paying parent does not pay, a motion to adjudge that person in contempt can be filed with the court to bring that person into court. The court has many remedies available to enforce that order.
Seeking the counsel of an experienced Family Law attorney for the information that is specific to your individual situation, and the best course of action for you to follow, is always the wisest choice. Attorney Alves provides practical advise to achieve the best solution in a troubling time.
If you have questions about this posting or are interested in Divorce, Child Custody or Child Support in RI or MA contact Massachusetts and Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Rui P. Alves at 401-942-3100 or CONTACT him via email.