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What happens to my ex-husband when he stops paying child support?

Is this a criminal charge if he stops paying and keeps missing monthly payments? What can happen to him? Can a judge force him to pay me? It has been about 4 months now and he won't return any of my calls.

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    Francis Springer | Springer Law Office, PLLC
    1042 Gluckstadt Road, Ste C
    Madison, MS 39110
    (601) 605-5004
    He won't face a criminal charge. The judge will deal with him if you bring it to the judge's attention. You should consult with an attorney soon for specific advice.
    Answer Applies to: Mississippi - Replied: 4/30/2013
    Mark A. Manning | Mark A. Manning, PC.
    213 Paw Paw Street
    Paw Paw, MI 49079
    (269) 657-3191
    If there is a court order in effect to pay child support the Friend of the Court can see the Court issues an Order to Show Cause. Chronic and extensive arrearages can become a criminal offense for non support.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/30/2013
    Jeffery L. Fanto | Law Offices of Jeffery L. Fanto
    8040 Allen Road
    Allen Park, MI 48101
    (313) 610-6047
    Failure to pay child support can result in criminal charges. Typically, the matter is investigated on a civil basis. You and/or the friend of the court may ask the court for a show cause hearing to see if he should be found in contempt for nonpayment. It is possible that his drivers license and professional licenses, if any, may be suspended for failing to pay support.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/29/2013
    Patrick S. Fragel | Patrick S. Fragel
    3281-C Racquet Club Drive
    Traverse City, MI 49684
    (231) 933-7030
    Many people fall behind on Child Support periodically. However, those who ignore the Order to pay child support will be held in Contempt of Court. If they don't catch up, the Court will eventually give them some jail time to encourage speedier payments. Eventually the Prosecuting Attorney will issue a criminal complaint for failure to pay child support . This is usually a last-measure, but if convicted, it is a felony to fail to pay child support.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/29/2013
    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    Contact the Friend of Court office if you have a court ordered support order. He can be held in contempt, and he could be eventually lodged, driving privileges taken away among other consequences. The FOC should file.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/29/2013
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