My ex and I agreed to an amount he would pay for child support/alimony arrearages in 2016 which, if he had finished paying it, would have been paid in full November 2018. This agreement was filed in court in 2016 and we closed the file with the child support enforcement office. He did not complete paying it so we went back to court April 2019 and I was awarded the balance due plus attorney’s fees leaving the balance from that court order at $20,300. He has made some payments toward this new balance leaving now $14,000 due. He has not paid anything in about a month and a half. I’ve texted a couple times asking when he is going to pay again and I never hear back from him. He telecommutes to his job, living in NC but work is in CA. I submitted CA garnishment papers along with the April 2019 court order to his employer and they have stated they will not use it to garnish as it does not have the papers they require, however I don’t have specifics on what they need. I have contacted a CA attorney but the rate is very high and I’ve already paid attorneys fees (the total was $3300 and I was awarded about $2600) out of my pocket and can’t keep absorbing this each time he decides to not pay.
- What are my options, if any, to have a NC attorney file the garnishment to his employer?
- Do I have to prove he’s living in NC to have garnishment done with NC order and not have to get another order in CA? If so, what type of proof is needed?
- Do I have any other options to collect this debt if he won’t pay it aside from garnishing his wages.
- Why was our prior order in NC sufficient for the CA employer when it was submitted by the child support enforcement office but not when it’s submitted by me? We have never had an order in CA to support the NC order previously.