By: Simone Spence
There are countless cases where the obligor will go to any length to avoid paying child support. Obligors will lie about their assets and income. They will place assets into a corporate name to avoid ownership. They have also been known to transfer assets into someone else’s name, usually a new spouse or significant other. In this case, you will need to file a motion called a creditor’s bill. A creditor’s bill is simply a lawsuit that you are filing against the person who is in possession of the property you believe was transferred. Transferring property to avoid paying child support is illegal. By filing a lawsuit against the person or company holding the property, you will be able to subject them to the scrutiny of subpoenas and interrogatories to provide how they obtained the property. Once you are able to prove that the property used to belong to the obligor, you will be able to get a judgment lien on the property and proceed with a sheriff seizure and foreclosure or place a lien on the bank account and seize the funds.