Regina Tuchinsky

Pennsylvania family law attorney assisting families with adoption, divorce, child support and child custody

  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support

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  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury

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Can I be sent to jail for unpaid child support?

I lost my job when COVID hit and I’ve been looking for work ever since. I filed with the child support office in Philly to reduce or stop my payments but I haven’t heard back from anyone since I submitted the initial application. My kids’ mother says she is going to ask for contempt against me and that I could be sent to jail for 6 months and have all my bank accounts seized, although there is not much money left for them to take. Can I be sent to prison if I legitimately lost my job and tried right away to get the child support amount lowered? And why would they send me to jail when I’m looking for work? If I go to jail my ex gets no payments from me.
Published on 03/08/21
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