We Can Help You Deal With Issues Involving Child Support

Providing for your children is one of the responsibilities that come with being a parent. However, many mothers and fathers shoulder the burden of financially supporting a child alone, because the other parent fails to make the child support payments the court has awarded.

Laurie A. Bernstein, Esq., is an experienced Essex County, New Jersey, family law lawyer who goes to battle for her clients, helping them enforce child support awards or defending them when they are accused of failing to comply with a court order. She is an aggressive advocate, going above and beyond to protect her clients' rights and to fight aggressively on their behalf.

Child support issues can threaten the well-being of your child, but we can help. Call our office at 973-567-3591.

Consequences For Violating Child Support Orders

When a parent fails to support his or her child, in violation of a court order, an enforcement hearing may be held to consider the circumstances and address consequences for the failure to pay. If the parent in violation does not appear, a bench warrant may be issued by the court, which may result in suspension of his or her driver's license.

To enforce child support agreements, the court may order garnishment of tax refunds, seize assets, freeze bank accounts, deny renewal of a passport and revoke a driver's license. Continued failure to pay after warnings may also result in a parent being arrested and jailed. In addition, child support debts may be reported to credit agencies, which may affect a parent's credit rating when buying a home or car and applying for a credit card.

Child support awards are court orders and violations carry consequences. If you have not received the child support payments you are entitled to, you can take action. Laurie A. Bernstein, Esq., will seek enforcement of your award, so that you have the resources you need to care for your children.

Contact A Montclair Support Enforcement Attorney

Our attorney helps clients in central and northern New Jersey. To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Essex County child support violation attorney, contact The Law Office of Laurie A. Bernstein, P.C., at 973-567-3591 or complete our form to make your appointment.