Jump to Navigation

Encino Child Support Arrears Attorney

California Wage Garnishment from Child Support

At the Law Offices of Robert Gantman, we have fifteen years of experience in family law issues including, but not limited to the negotiation and payment of support arrears. Our knowledge of enforcement issues give us insight into the resolution of these issues with Child Support Services (CSSD) or other state enforcement agencies. We can assist you in the return of your driver’s license, professional license, the monies taken from your bank account, and the determination of the amount of your arrears.

Fiction: If you are late in your child support payments, you will not be able to see your children.

Fact: The payment of child support is not connected with your right to see your children. But, we can help you modify child support or set up an affordable payment plan so that you can get back on track with your support payments.

For a consultation with a certified family law specialist, call 818-501-0113 or contact an Encino child support arrears attorney online.

Enforcement of Support Orders

If you have not received your support payments, you want an experienced and understanding lawyer to protect your rights as the custodial parent and the best interests of your child. The best option for receiving payment of your child or spousal support may be wage garnishment. California courts can garnish up to 50 percent of a paycheck for unpaid support.

Other ways we may be able to collect unpaid child or spousal support include:

  • Security Deposit Account (lump sum placed into an account if payments are late)
  • Liens (Real property and personal property)
  • Levy of bank accounts
  • Writ of attachment
  • Contempt actions (with possible jail time)
  • Judgment debtor examinations
  • Subpoenas to obtain financial records
  • Writ of sale for real property

Child Support Collection Attorneys

If you owe support arrears, you could face serious consequences including, but not limited to loss of your driver’s license, levy of your bank accounts, interception of your tax refund, and contempt of court (which could resulted in jail). We can assist you in the return of your license and the negotiation of an affordable payment plan.

Reducing Wage Garnishment

If you are unable to live off of your paycheck after your wages are garnished for child or spousal support, we will work to reduce wage garnishment so that you can keep current on your support payments but still pay your other bills.

If you are having difficulty making your payments or owe back child support payments, it may be possible to negotiate a payment plan or modify the existing court order to reflect a change in position such as:

  • a long-term illness health emergency
  • new children to support
  • losing your job
  • one of your children turning 18
  • changes in your ex-spouse's circumstances

It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as you receive a notice from Child Support Services (CSSD) or anyone attempting to enforce the current support order. You must act quickly to respond to the notices or you may have waived your right to object.

Contact Our Offices

To set up a meeting to discuss your case, e-mail a California support arrears attorney or call us at 818-501-0113. We are centrally located in Encino, near the intersection of the 405 and 101 freeways, allowing us to represent clients in courts throughout Southern California. We accept all major credit cards.

Office Location

Robert Gantman, Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
| 15760 Ventura Boulevard | Suite 1520 | Encino, CA 91436-3026 | Toll Free: 818-501-0113
Fax: 818-501-7466 | Map and Directions