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Q. Hi I live in the state of PA. My ex continues to pay less than half that is court ord

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Q. Hi I live in the state of PA. My ex continues to pay less than half that is court ordered in child support. He has received letters from the domestic relations office for being in contempt of court but it gets dismissed because he'll send in a payment that is small but enough that he gets by with no further enforcement. How does this continue to go on? He owes over $8'000 in arrears since 2007. Is my family being treated unfairly by the domestics office not to mention their father and is there anything I can do about this? I would appreciate any feedback, I feel so helpless over this matter.
Submitted: 5 years ago via ChildSupportLaws.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
Your only recourse if the child support office continues to dismiss the contempt charges and if they refuse to issue a suspension on his drivers license and a revocation of his passport rights would be to use a private attorney to go to court on your own to pursue a contempt of court action and ask the court to issue orders suspending his drivers license and passport and seeking to have him jailed for non-payment of support or seek garnishment of his income and bank accounts. Child support enforcement tends to take the easy way out many times because they are just overly busy, so you need to take the case into your own hands to pursue him.

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