Divorce and the separation of any long term partnership are situations that are difficult in many ways: besides the upheaval and change of a family’s situation, there are often emotional, financial and physical stresses involved. There is often a long period of making sense of the changes until things start to feel normal again. Divorce and child support attorney Jody L. Fisher works with your family during the divorce and child support processes, setting up agreements and a fair payment arrangement and making sure that it is followed.
However, one unpleasant part of divorce that often makes the transition longer and harder is that, all too often, a parent who has been ordered to pay child support doesn’t do it. Not obeying the court’s orders has drastic negative effects on the children themselves, who not only have lost the security of having both parents, but are now suffering from financial want. Thankfully, there are a number of penalties for parents that refuse to support their children in the state of Florida. Leesburg lawyer Jody L. Fisher works diligently with parents to ensure that divorce agreements and child support payments will be met, and if they aren’t, and arrears have accumulated, Attorney Fisher ensures that Child Support Enforcement is notified and takes immediate action.
The State of Florida has harsh punishments for parents who are behind on their past due payments, also called “arrears,” and ensures that life will be difficult for those who attempt to disobey the court’s order to provide for their child. Child Support Enforcement will come after a delinquent parent, taking actions which include suspending or flagging passport so out of country travel is impossible, suspending Florida driver licenses, freezing wages, and other ways to make certain that the parent pay.
Jody L. Fisher works with families to make the divorce process easier and less stressful for everyone. She emphasizes that following agreements and paying child support in a timely fashion avoids all of these difficult consequences and ensures that both parents are following the court’s orders. This guarantees that the child is receiving the financial support that he or she needs for a happy and healthy childhood.
Don’t let a “deadbeat” parent prevent your child from receiving the financial assistance he or she deserves; contact Leesburg, Florida, child support attorney Jody L. Fisher today by calling 352-241-0391, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or completing our online information form. Our offices are in Leesburg; we work with families in Leesburg and throughout central Florida.