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Child Support Arrears

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Child support arrears are an issue that affects both parents. Custodial parents may have a problem getting the child support payments they are owed to financially take care of children. Noncustodial parents may fall behind or completely stop paying their child support obligations for a variety of reasons, such as a job loss or other serious economic problem. If you need legal help rectifying a child support issue in Queens, you can turn to the Law Offices of Donald Mastrodomenico, P.C. Our firm practices divorce and family law exclusively; that means we are extremely skilled in this field since it is our only practice area. Furthermore, we have over 37 years of legal experience.

How Child Support Arrears are Handled in New York

A Child Support Enforcement program has been established in New York which has authority to implement a variety of procedures to enforce the payment of child support arrears. These procedures include both administrative procedures and court procedures. The administrative procedures used to collect overdue child support payments are called Income Execution and Unemployment Insurance Benefits Intercept.

In Income Execution, the delinquent parent's wages or income is subject to a deduction for the payments owed; this is carried out through his or her employer. It may include a lump sum or monthly payments. In the Unemployment Insurance Benefits Intercept, the payments are automatically deducted from a delinquent parent's benefit checks.

Other ways child support arrears may be collected include the intercept of a delinquent parent's state or federal income tax refund. The arrears are then deducted out of this refund. A delinquent parent may also be reported to credit bureaus for being in arrears which could cause problems obtaining future credit. Other penalties that can be applied to delinquent parents include a driver's license or professional license suspension, the seizure of financial assets, including bank accounts, liens filed against his or her real estate, and the denial of passports or their renewal.

Free Consultation with a Qualified Queens Divorce Attorney

Child support is a vital issue for children who will need the financial support of both parents to maintain a positive lifestyle. Our firm is committed to ensuring the health and safety of children, especially those who come from divorced families.

Contact us for a free, initial consultation so that we can give you an evaluation of your case and advise you on the best way to proceed through the legal system.

Why We're Not Like Other Law Firms

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  • Dedicated Exclusively to Family Law

    Our sole purpose and focus is to help clients with their family law and divorce issues. That is all we do.

  • Low Flat Fees

    We do not have hourly rates and clients are not billed for phone calls. We follow a flat fee structure for both contested and uncontested divorces.

  • Timely Resolutions

    There is no other law firm that gets you divorced faster than us. For uncontested divorces, the documents are prepared and waiting for you before you walk in the door.

  • Unparalleled Experience

    No other firm in the greater New York City area has handled more divorces than our firm in our 37 years.

  • Clients Are Our Priority

    Not our pocketbook or ego. With our firm, you get caring, professional, and competent legal representation.

  • Staying Current With the Law

    We have weekly office meetings to review noteworthy legal decisions and implement such strategies into our own cases.

  • Continuing Education

    We are firmly committed to attending continuing legal education programs and find ourselves at the speakers' podium long after all other lawyers have left for the evening.

  • Untarnished Reputation

    In our 37 years, while handling 700 cases per year (400 divorce cases and 300 family court cases), we have a spotless record with the New York State Bar!

  • Why Choose Us?

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    We have filed more divorces in New York than any other private firm and have the experience to get you through the tought times.

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