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Collection and Enforcement

How are collections made from the noncustodial parent?

There are several methods used to collect and enforce child support:

    • Income Withholding-The employer of a noncustodial parent who owes child support may have support withheld from their wages.
    • Unemployment Intercept-A noncustodial parent who owes child support may have support withheld from their unemployment benefits.
    • Tax Offset Intercept-A noncustodial parent who owes back child support may be subject to interception of any refund due from federal or state taxes
    • Contempt Action-A noncustodial parent who owes back child support may be taken to court for contempt, which could result in the court ordering incarceration.
    • Credit Bureau Reporting-A noncustodial parent who owes back child support will be reported to the Credit Bureau.
    • Liens-A non custodial parent who owes back child support may have liens placed against their workers compensation or personal injury claims
    • Accounts Frozen and Seized-A noncustodial parent who owes back child support may have their account(s) frozen and seized from financial institutions such as banks and credit unions.
    • License Suspension-A noncustodial who owes back child support may have their license suspended. See the License Suspension Program for more information.
    • Passport revocation-A noncustodial parent who owes back child support of $2500 or more will have their passport revoked or application denied.

 

Child Support, SNAP/TANF and Aging Services Call Center

Phone: 877-882-4916

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