Woman sues child's father's employer over child support

Kelly Holleran Mar. 27, 2012, 3:00am

A woman has filed suit against the company that employs her child's father, alleging it has failed to adequately withhold child support payments from his paychecks.

Brittany Miller claims a judge in St. Clair County Circuit Court ordered her child's father, Stephen Fults, to pay $600 per month in child support, which should have been withheld from his paychecks. Fults is employed by defendant Paylater Auto Sales, according to the complaint.

Paylater pays Fults on a weekly basis. As such, Miller should have received the first child support payment Feb. 17, 2009, the suit states. However, she did not receive a payment until March 3, 2009, which is in excess of the time limitations imposed by the court, the complaint says.

Subsequent payments have also not been disbursed on a timely basis, Miller alleges. In addition, Paylater has failed to comply with a 2010 court order that designates additional sums to be withheld from Fults's paychecks, according to the complaint.

In addition to the outstanding child support money she says she is owed, Miller is seeking interest and other relief the court deems just.

She will be represented by Jennifer A. Shaw of Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-320.

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