What you can do is to file what is called a “Motion for Contempt” with the Court that issued the Order. Generally, assuming that the Court did determine that your former spouse was not paying support, as Ordered, the Court will find that spouse in contempt, which means that the spouse violated the previous Order of the Court. The Court will Order that spouse to pay a certain sum of money within a certain period of time to pay back the amount of the support order that has not been timely paid, as well as requiring that spouse to continue making the ongoing support payments that shall come due under the terms of the Court Order. In such a case, and assuming the same is requested, the Court is also likely to Order the party who has failed to pay support to reimburse the former spouse who has filed the Contempt Motion for any attorney fees and Court costs incurred in connection with that matter. Ultimately, if the former spouse fails to comply with the terms of the Court Order issued in connection with the Contempt proceedings, the Court will Order that party to be incarcerated.
Fortunately, in the State of Ohio, if a parent is Ordered to pay child support, the law requires that such payments be made directly by the employer of the parent Ordered to pay the support by deducting the appropriate sum of the earnings of that parent. At least while that parent remains employed, this ensures that the child support payments will be made in the appropriate sum and in a timely manner.