Spousal Support Enforcement & Child Support Enforcement
One of the specialized areas of judgment collection in which our firm has expertise are child support collections and spousal support collections. Family Law support collections are unique in that they have quite a few additional mechanisms available under California Family Law which are not available to enforce your “average” civil judgment. They also come due in installments, and each separate late payment accrues its own interest as of the day it is late– if there has been nonpayment over any significant timeframe, just calculating the exact amounts due at any given time is a serious challenge.
Our firm not only utilizes the latest software to instantaneously calculate all support due at any given time, track payments made, and generate accountings that Courts will rely upon, generally without question — but most importantly, we have the expertise in special support enforcement procedures under the Family Code that will help you maximize collection on your judgment. These include:
- Earnings assignment orders for support: These are extremely broad and sweeping orders which capture any income and earnings (not just wages) from any person or company paying money to your ex-spouse, including their own companies if your ex is self employed- and if income is not paid over, the person or company failing to pay can be separately sued, and made to pay. (We can help with this too)
- Contempt of Court: Contempt of Court is a remedy which can be sought any time a person willfully disobeys a court order. It is not available in enforcing a regular civil judgment, but it may be used to enforce a support order. Contempt proceedings ultimately can result in your ex going to jail unless they start paying on the debt. When contempt proceedings start, you get the debtor’s attention.
- Social Security & Government Benefits Garnishment, Tax Return Intercepts, 50% garnishment of wages: (child support only) Most public benefits such as disability or social security cannot be enforced against, but for child support they can be.
Let’s face it: Ex – Spouses not paying child or spousal support are taking it personally. They refuse to pay a dime- some have even been heard to say “I’d sooner die than pay (so and so) a penny!” When you have a situation like that, you need experts in the field, who will represent your interests as aggressively as possible.
And, in addition to expertise, when you have not been receiving support you also need a law firm that can handle your case for little or no money up front . We are experts in the field, and almost always work on a we-don’t-get-paid-till-you-get-paid basis.* So don’t wait any longer- call the Evanns Collection Law Firm now at (213)-404-1002 and start getting the money you are owed as soon as possible!
*: Representation agreements for each case are different, and may vary depending on the facts of your case.