my daughter ex-husband owes her about $37,000 in back child support. They keep going back to court but nothing ever happens to him. In July when they went to court he either had to have a job or go to jail. He told the court he had a job and where he was working. Turns out the place he stated in court did hire him, but he never showed up. We do know he is working somewhere, but he is obviously trying to evade paying child support. The child support agency told my daughter they would file a motion and he has 10 days to request a hearing, in other word he as another month of non-payment. Is there anything more my daughter can do?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Wisconsin
worked with the state child support agency
Hello, how are you today? I am sorry to hear about your daughter's situation, I know how extremely frustrating that can be.
Did your daughter obtain a judgment against her ex-husband?
I am not sure, what would she have to do to get a judgement
I believe the child support agency has done this
I apologize I was on my phone, I am now in my office and can better respond.
If the child support agency is involved they will not get a judgment for her, but continue to threaten to place the individual in jail, or actually place him in jail, until he begins to pay child support, and makes up for the arrears.
Therefore, if it is in their hands and your daughter has appeared in court, and the state child support agency has instituted the case, there is not much else she can do, other than speak with the DA handling the case and ask them to be more stern and actually request that they seek to throw him in jail for his next non-compliance.
so should she hire a lawyer to get the judgement? and what will the judgement do for her exactly
She could hire a lawyer to file a civil suit in Family Court to obtain a judgment for the arrears. If she obtains a judgment then she could record the judgment in the probate court, and seek to place liens on his property, or force the sale of pieces of property until the judgment is satisfied.
of course he does not own anything. put I will tell her to speak to the DA
Great, do you have any other questions?
no thanks for your help
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