Phoenix Failure to Pay Child Support Lawyers
If you fail to comply with the terms of your child support order, including missed or late payments of child support, you may be found in contempt of court. The failure to pay child support can result in criminal penalties, including jail time, and it is important to take action as soon as possible if you are facing these penalties. It is important to work with an attorney to understand what your best options are for defense.
The lawyers at The Baker Law Firm, LLC, in Phoenix, have extensive experience dealing with cases involving child support and contempt of court defense in Arizona. We can help you defend yourself against these charges and get you back on track with child support payments. We can also offer additional strategies for avoiding jail time and other serious consequences.
Alternatively, if you are seeking enforcement of child support by a non paying parent, our office also regularly files contempt of court petitions with the Superior Courts.
If you have questions or you are worried about going to jail, contact us and schedule an initial consultation.
Defense for Child Support Contempt Charges
Courts in Arizona take child support issues very seriously. If you are sincere in your efforts to pay child support, however, there are possible defenses that can help you stay out of jail and avoid other serious criminal penalties.
The best strategy is to start making payments as soon as possible, even if they are only partial payments. If you are at least making partial payments, the court may recognize your efforts, and be less inclined to impose a jail term.
We may also be able to demonstrate that you did not have the money to pay support, due to unemployment or underemployment, and develop a plan to assure that you will be able to meet support obligations in the future.
Stay Out of Jail for Contempt of Court Charges
We understand how important it is to stay out of jail, especially if you are truly sincere in your efforts to pay child support. Contact us at The Baker Law Firm, LLC for more information about how to protect your rights. Call our Phoenix office at 602-842-0359 .