Greetings. I know that you will hate this, but it is generally easier and quicker for the court to hold you in contempt for withholding the child, than it is for the court to hold him in contempt for failing to pay child support. Do not get me wrong, he needs to pay his child support in a timely fashion and you need to file a Motion to Show Cause each time he does not, so that you can teach him that there will be a quick consequence for not paying.
Now, he can pay you the money and make it up, but he can not truly “make up” time lost with the child. What you are withholding from him is much more precious than money. I generally believe that the judges get more angry with parents that withhold children than the parents that withhold support. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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