So your spouse has been ordered to pay child custody. Because they are legally bound by the law to do this in the state of California until the children are 18, there’s no reason why your significant other should stop paying as long as they are working and can support their children monetarily. However, sometimes people do stop paying, and those who are left to financially support their children are often left with questions on what they can do. Here are a few actions you can take that hopefully lead to financial support from your ex again.

Contact LCSA

LCSA, or the local child support agency, is designed to help parents with their support obligations for their children. Not only do they have a way to find the person who has skipped out on payments, they have a way to find if that person is working and, whether they are or not, collect back payment on child support. They even have the ability to freeze bank accounts or suspend licenses if child support is not paid on time for a certain period of time.

Contact a Lawyer

When the LCSA cannot help for one reason or another, generally speaking a lawyer can, especially if you know where your ex is and they owe many months or even years of child support. Not only can a lawyer pursue back payment, they can also pursue other costs, such as emotional distress. Since in the state of California, both parents much agree to the payment amount, a lawyer can also assist in wage garnishing in severe cases.

No Matter What, Take Action

Even if the child support that is owed to you was for several years ago, it’s still within your rights in California to go after the money you are owed. Even if the money will not go to you if your child is over the age of 18, it will still go to them to assist with college or life expenses in some cases. If your child is still under the age of 18, then whether you like your ex or not, it’s important to find a way to get the money that is owed to you so you can bring the best life possible to any children involved.

If you have any questions or are in need of assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. We can help you find the answers you need.