Although most parents know that children of divorce need love and support, things don’t always go the way they are supposed to when a couple divorces. One of the biggest issues in these kinds of situations is determining how much monthly child support one parent will have to pay the other, and then making sure that parent pays. However, when a parent in Morris County does not pay the ordered amount he or she may face stiff penalties, including jail time.
More than 300 New Jersey parents, who were facing possible jail time for failing to make necessary child support payments, were recently given the opportunity to avoid prison through a special arrangement offered by authorities. According to reports, the deal was available to all delinquent parents in 21 different counties throughout the state. Reportedly, anyone who took the authorities up on the offer were able to wipe their arrest warrants clean.
According to court documents, those who had outstanding warrants simply had to pay off the amount that was owed or work out a payment plan to pay of the balance. By doing so, they were allowed to have their arrest warrants wiped away and avoid arrest. State officials say they received nearly $70 in overdue payments between April 28 and May 3.
Getting non-custodial parents to pay child support is often a difficult task in Morris County, as well as many other places. However, as authorities make offers like this one mentioned above, more parents might get up-to-date in their payments. On the other hand, if you need additional help with collecting child support, then you might need to contact an experienced child support lawyer.
Source: The Star-Ledger, “Union County authorities collect $67,000 in child support during amnesty program,” Tom Haydon, May 5, 2014.