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Child and Spousal Support: Parental Rights and Responsibilities San Diego, CA

After a court orders that a parent make child support payments, it is that parent’s legal responsibility to see that the payments get made. The court can and will order wage garnishment to take the payments directly from his or her wages. Failing to pay child support payments can result in serious consequences for the parent, and courts have wide discretion in imposing punitive measures to enforce the payment of child support. Whether you are behind on child support payments or are a party attempting to collect child support payments from a parent, it is imperative that you act quickly to resolve the situation.   Parental rights and responsibilities San Diego, CA is a serious matter that needs to be dealt with promptly.  At the Law Offices of Andy Cook in San Diego, we help parties who are having difficulty either collecting on child support payments or making child support payments reach positive outcomes, while ensuring that the rights and interests of the parties and those of their children are preserved and protected now and into the future.

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Child Support Services Actions

The local child support agency may also take actions against a parent who is delinquent in child support payments. If you are taking care of a child for whom you are supposed to receive child care payments, you should note that even if the agency gets involved, they do not represent you, and you still may need your own lawyer. The actions the agency can take include the suspension of the delinquent parent’s driver license.

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Seek Experienced Legal Representation in Parental Rights and Responsibilities San Diego, CA

The courts have a number of options available to secure delinquent child support payments, so if you are a parent dealing with back payments that you owe or a party seeking to collect on payments that are owed, it is in your interest to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate these processes offered by the California courts. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Andy Cook possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide you with the representation you need in this critical area.

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