A person who does not make child support payments in accordance with the court order will still be held responsible for fulfilling their support responsibilities. In some cases, back child support payments may also include interest charges and other fees added on top of the money owed.
States typically have jurisdiction over handling back child support, but in some severe cases (such as the obligor falling multiple years behind in payments), the federal government can also become involved. In any circumstance, parents are always legally responsible for making their child support payments in full, even if the child has already reached adulthood.
What happens if an obligor does not pay back child support?
If the person who owes child support shirks his or her duty in paying back support, that individual could face serious consequences. Some of the penalties imposed by the state or federal government could include:
For further guidance on back child support and how to enforce it, consult a skilled Minnesota family law attorney with Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.
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