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Reviewed on: December 17,2017

How long does someone usually serve for non payment of child support in Pennsylvania

Asked: December 13,2017
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Jailing a person for child support delinquency is likely classified as a Contempt of Court charge. The "sentence" is a few weeks to shake the non-payer into paying. The time is related to the amount that is owed, for how long they've been past due and if there are mitigating circumstances behind either not paying or unable to pay.  The judge will normally release the offender once the outstanding balance is paid. If that is not possible, then some payment arrangement must be made and adhered to (wage garnishment agreement or something similar) for their freedom.

Accepted Answer Date Created: December 14,2017