Child support is one of the few debts that it is possible to go to jail for. If you or a loved one is currently delinquent on child support, it's important that you educate yourself about the process of being bailed out. Here's what you need to know.
Being Arrested for Delinquent Child Support
If you are significantly delinquent with child support, have failed to work with the courts or have not been in touch with the courts, it's possible a warrant will be put out for your arrest. At that time, you'll need to either surrender yourself to the courts or you could be in danger of arrest. While this may seem frightening, it's only the first step towards resolving your issues with the court. A bondsman can help you navigate through the process.
Getting a Bail Bond After Being Arrested
A bail bonds service can help you if you've been arrested for delinquent child support or if you know someone who has been arrested for delinquent child support. A bail bondsman will put up the amount of bail you owe for you, in exchange for a small fee that is a percentage of the entire bail bond. If you are delinquent in child support, it isn't likely you'll be able to pay the full bail: a bondsman can help.
A bondsman will often need another person to guarantee your bond and take on responsibility in the event you miss your court dates. However, as long as you do miss your court dates, you should be able to resolve the situation with the courts.
Criminal Cases for Delinquent Child Support
In most situations, the court just wants the debt rehabilitated. However, if you fall very behind on your child support, it is possible the delinquency will be pursued as a criminal matter or even a felony. Working with the courts, clearing up your bond fast, and working towards the debts is the fastest and easiest way to avoid an unpleasant (and often unexpected) arrest.
If you don't want to risk being arrested, you can get a "walk-through bail bond." A walk-through bail bond will pay your bail at the time of your arrest, so you can schedule a court date and be released right away. Of course, once you are released you are going to need to attend a court date to resolve your child support debts.
For more information, reach out to local bail bonds services.Share
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