• Family law attorneys explain how child support arrear laws work in the case of a non-paying ex-spouse. They discuss many of the options available to aid in the collection of unpaid support, including the attachment of bank accounts, the garnishing of wages, the establishment of a property liens, and the filing of a contempt of action. Additionally, they explain some of the major consequences of failing to pay and owing support, warning that it is a federal crime to live in one state while owing arrears in another, and the interest and possible imposition of additional penalties by the Court at its discretion.