Enforcement of child support payments in New Jersey

New Jersey residents who rely on child support payments from a former spouse or partner know how important this money can be in order to appropriately care for children. When someone ordered to make child support payments fails to do so, financial challenges can develop for the parent who depends on this income. In some cases, people may even attempt to conceal funds in order to claim that they are unable to pay child support.

In cases like these, there are legal ways in which parents can try to receive the funds that are due to them on behalf of their children. The state can also call on the help of law enforcement at these times. This has happened recently as several state agencies worked together on a task force to locate and arrest people who were delinquent in their child support payments.

MyCentralJersey.com reports that 44 parents over almost $900,000 in back child support were located and arrested throughout Somerset County in February. Those arrested included mothers as well as fathers. In the process of arresting the parents, officers were able to recover a little over $6,000.

In Mercer County, officials there apprehended and arrested 133 parents according toNJ.com. The reports did not indicate how much money was owed in total by these 133 parents. However, along with the arrests, more than $40,000 was recovered during the sweep in Mercer County. These are just examples of some of the things that can happen when parents do not fulfill their obligations to financially provide for their children.