Yes. the Law Office of Ronn Bisbee will prepare a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) and serve it on the Plan Administrator, who must comply under federal law.
Yes. the Law Office of Ronn Bisbee will utilize this enforcement tool where the defendant is suing an employer, getting a personal injury settlement, or an equalization payment in a dissolution action from the “new” spouse.
Yes. the Law Office of Ronn Bisbee can file a lien against a non-custodial parent’s interest in a permanent disability award and collect up to 25% of temporary disability benefits.
It is important to note that child support orders continue to accrue (even when the respondent/obligor is injured and unable to work) unless and until the order expires by operation of law or is modified or set aside.
It is against the law for an employer to disregard a wage assignment for current or past-due child support. A contempt action may be filed against an employer who fails to comply.
Yes. However, it is important to inform the Law Office of Ronn Bisbee as soon as possible so it can move quickly to place a lien on the defendant’s interest before the court makes orders to disburse monetary interests to beneficiaries in the case.
In California, past-due child support accrues at the rate of 10% per annum. Check your state law by clicking the “State Law” link on the sidebar menu to the right.
No. Custody and visitation orders are separate and distinct from the monetary child support order. If a custodial parent fails to comply with a custody/visitation order, the non-custodial parent may not withhold monetary child support, but may seek relief from the court.
In some jurisdictions, courts have held that child support was owed even when the custodial parent intentionally concealed the children from the other parent.
No. Although at one time child support was dischargeable under federal bankruptcy law, it is no longer the case
No. This is called a retroactive modification, which is prohibited by statute. If there is a significant change in circumstances since the last order was made, either party may file a motion requesting modification of the order, effective the filing date of the motion.
No. In California, child support is enforceable until paid in full. Delinquency does not extinguish the debt. However, in some jurisdictions, the equitable doctrine of “laches” or a statute of limitations may prevent you from collecting past-due support under certain circumstances
*Important Notice: The questions and answers above are based upon California law. The laws of your jurisdiction may be different. The information above is no substitute for a legal consultation with a family law attorney about the specific facts of your case as they are applicable to the specific law in your jurisdiction. It is important to know which laws govern your child support order, as well as the corresponding legal rights and obligations that might apply to the parties.