Can I request that criminal prosecution be pursued against the non-custodial parent for non-payment?
Custodial parents can request that a matter be reviewed for criminal prosecution. Upon receipt of this request we check to see if all available civil enforcement remedies have been pursued without success. If this is the case, then the matter will be forwarded to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction for investigation. After the investigation is completed we will review it to determine if criminal prosecution is appropriate. There are many factors that go into this determination. A felony charge of Non-Support of a Dependant Child is filed only when all possible attempts of enforcement through the civil court system have proven to be ineffective. A felony charge is considered when certain criteria are met. These criteria include: existence of a child support arrearage over $15,000, whether there are dependant children under the age of eighteen, and whether the child support order is enforceable (meaning the absent parent is not disabled and has not been incarcerated for an ext
- If the criminal indictment does not cover the entire period for which the non-custodial parent owes me support, does he still have to pay me for the periods not covered?
- The local child support office sent a request to another state to get a support order from the non-custodial parent. Why is it taking so long?
- Can the non-custodial parent request to establish paternity?