My partner isn’t paying child support. What should I do?
Question & AnswerMy partner isn’t paying child support. What should I do?
1. Talk to your partner
You can try talking to your partner about why they are not paying . You can talk to your partner on your own or with the help of a lawyer or mediator.
You may also be able to speak to someone your partner respects and trusts. This could be a family member, a friend, a colleague, or a religious advisor. Ask them to speak to your partner and explain the impact that missed payments can have on your children.
Remind your partner that:
- Child support is paid for the benefit of the children, not you.
- Every parent has a duty to financially support their children.
Talking to your partner may not be an option where there is a history of partner abuse.