To enforce or collect back child support, you must file a motion for contempt.
If you can show that the payor willfully failed to pay child support, they can be held in contempt and jailed with a purge amount. Essentially, they hold the key to their own jail cell. For example, person fails to pay and you show that they had the ability to pay $1,000 (own tvs, a car, etc.), they could be put in jail for 179 days; however, could be released upon payment of $1,000.
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