Managing & Navigating Spousal & Child Support

What will I learn about spousal & child support?

Many people coming home from prison or jail are surprised to find they owe lots of money to various courts, agencies, and people. The money you owe can make it very hard to get back on your feet, which can leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged. In this section, we will walk you through the different types of court ordered debts that a judge can order you to pay to support your children or spouse.

  1. What is a family-related court-ordered debt?

  2. How will owing family-related court-ordered debts affect my reentry?

  3. Child Support Debt

    1. Basics of Child Support

    2. Managing Your Child Support Payments

    3. Consequences for Failing to Pay Child Support

  4. Spousal Support Debt

    1. Basics of Spousal Support Debt

    2. Managing Spousal Support Payments

    3. Consequences for Failing to Pay Spousal Support

    4. Requesting spousal support payments