As previously reported in this Blog here and here, New Jersey has taken the initiative on penalizing individuals who fail to pay their court-ordered child support or who have failed to show up for court hearings. In just one week in December 2008, nearly 1,000 delinquent individuals were rounded up as part of the state Sheriff’s Association biannual child support warrant sweep. Nearly $300,000 was collected statewide, with the most warrants served in Monmouth County and by far the most monies collected in Bergen County.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As noted in prior posts, on wonders whether there will more more support arrears caused by the current economy, whether there will be more motions for modification and/or more motions for enforcement. The longer the economy suffers, it will be interesting to see whether the law of imputation of income, changes of circumstances and enforcement changes. Eric S. Solotoff