Child Support Violations

Nonpayment of Child Support in Massachusetts

Law Office of Kevin P. O'Malley, P.C.


Nonpayment of Child Support in Massachusetts

If your ex has fallen behind in child support payments, the experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Kevin P. O’Malley work quickly to secure a Contempt of Support Order so that you can garnish wages or secure assets to meet the child support obligation.

We have more than 20 years of experience helping our clients with their family law needs. Contact the Law Office of Kevin P. O’Malley to learn how we can use that experience to help obtain the financial support you and your children deserve.

At the Contempt Hearing

At the contempt hearing, the obligor (person who owes child support) will need to show why he or she did not pay child support, health insurance or uninsured medical expenses. If you can show that the obligor willfully disobeyed the child support order, the court can order him or her to do one or more of the following:

  • Pay all child support and arrears or make regular payments with additional amounts to cover arrears
  • Participate in a job search
  • Serve jail time
  • Participate in a community service program
  • Participate in a job training program

The judge may also order wage garnishment, which automatically takes money out of the obligor’s paychecks.

You have a right to collect the court-ordered money to support your children. Do not hesitate to file a contempt of support order. Contact our child support attorneys today.

Other Enforcement Actions

We can also help you secure a contempt of court order if your ex has failed to pay alimony or refused to follow a parenting plan, custody arrangement or other major court order.

Unable to Pay Your Child Support?

Are you unable to pay your child support due to a loss in income or increase in expenses? Don’t Just Stop Your Child Support Payments. Falling behind in child support could lead to the loss of your driver’s license or the loss of state licensures for your work. Take your case back to court to get a modification of your support order. Contact an experienced family lawyer today.

Boston Area Divorce Lawyer

Listening Law Firm with Your Interests in Mind

Divorce is always a stressful life change, even if you are prepared for it, even if you are the partner initiating the divorce. It is one of the most significant life changes a person will encounter and it will have long-lasting impact, especially on children.

Whether that impact is negative or neutral will depend upon the actions taken by the two adults in the relationship. At the Law Office of Kevin P. O’Malley, our Medford divorce lawyers understand the real-world issues you’re facing. We know from personal experience what it’s like to get divorced, and we know how it feels to a child when his or her parents choose divorce.

We know that life goes on and you will move past this situation.
We’re here to help you do just that.
You can count on us to be there for you every step of the way.

As your divorce attorneys, it is our responsibility to help you achieve a fair and equitable property division of marital assets, an alimony agreement that allows both partners to remain self-sufficient, and child support and child custody agreements that truly meet the needs of children.

When we meet with you, we will listen closely to understand your goals in the divorce process. We will also share with you what we’ve learned in our years of experience about what helps couples and new families move forward. If we see pitfalls ahead, we will do our best to help you avoid them.

For example…

A former client of ours, a lovely lady with several children, had been married to a man from a wealthy family. Due to the generosity of family, she and her husband had never wanted but neither had significant income. When her husband left, she received advice from other attorneys that her expectations should be low because his earned income was low.

We didn’t agree.

Our client had contributed substantially to the marriage and the well-being of her husband. Her children deserved financial support commensurate with their father’s standing, and their higher education needs should be guaranteed. We took the case to trial and the day before trial started the father agreed to a substantial settlement, far exceeding our client’s initial expectations but quite reasonable given his future inheritance.

Our Boston marriage dissolution attorneys understood our client’s concerns and the emotional issues she was facing; but we also understood that she had been poorly advised and needed to be firm in protecting her interests and those of her children.

At the Law Office of Kevin P. O’Malley we will fight to protect your interests in the courtroom or in negotiations. Contact our office to talk to a Medford divorce lawyer with experience in the Massachusetts family law court system. You can trust us to protect your rights and your children’s interests.


Phone: 781-395-7070

Fax: 781-391-6919

Business Hours: 8a-5:00p M-F

Address: One Shipyard Way Suite 1190 Medford, MA 02155

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