Greetings. By law, if child support enforcement is involved, the payments must be made through their system. You could change it so that you get the payments, but that may mean that you would have to dismiss the action, which I advise you strongly against. If you had agreed by a separation agreement, this could be done, but the court is mandated to make child support paid through wage withholding to the child support enforcement office. His wages are supposed to be garnished. If he has been paying for 5 or 6 years now, you may have to ask them to do a motion to increase child support and a request to garnish at the same time. You can also do a request to garnish separately. Thank you.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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