Till-Tapping: How To Collect From Your Ex's Cash Based Business
Some cases call for old-school methods.
Evasive dads who operate cash-based businesses, such as restaurants, barbershops, or auto shops, may feel safe because their income can’t be garnished from an employer to pay their child support. Their money isn’t nearly as secure as they think it is, though.
When your ex is self-employed, some good, old-fashioned methods can help you collect, such as till-tapping.
Till-tapping is a collection method that sends a local sheriff to the obligor’s business and empties the cash register to pay for their debt.
Pro Tip: Have the sheriff collect during a busy time for the business. This will vary by the business. It can be right after the lunch rush at a restaurant or a clothing store leading up to the holidays. The point is, have the till tapped when the register will likely be full of cash. Most local stores and restaurants will have very little to collect on a rainy day.
When it comes to collecting arrears from evasive fathers, you may need to utilize multiple strategies to collect. With Athena, you don’t need to spend your time hunting down his assets then finding and filling out the necessary paperwork to collect. Athena’s process finds his assets, provides you with customized, state-specific paperwork that is already filed out and gives you step-by-step directions on how to file.
With over 20 years of experience, we’ve successfully used every method to collect. Athena knocks down the barriers in the way of collecting, so you can get back to taking care of your family.