How does the child support agency collect arrears?
The child support agency may take certain enforcement actions to collect support. Enforcement actions include:
  • Credit bureau reporting
  • Driver’s license
  • Federal and state tax refund intercepts
  • Financial institution data match
  • License suspension
  • Lottery winnings intercept
  • Occupational license
  • Passport denial
  • Recreational license
  • Student grant holds

    The child support agency has the right to decide what action to take on your case and to decide which county is best able to provide services to you. If all other enforcement actions have been unsuccessful, the county may ask the court to find the obligor in constructive civil contempt.

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    1. When is it necessary to establish parentage?
    2. Why establish parentage?
    3. Your child’s legal parentage must be established before the court will issue an order for support. How is parentage established?
    4. When is it necessary to establish child support orders?
    5. How is a support order established?
    6. How can I change my support order?
    7. How can I go about locating the other parent?
    8. What is income withholding?
    9. What happens to support collected on my case if I receive public assistance?
    10. How do I receive the support collected?
    11. What are my direct deposit choices?
    12. How are payments applied to my case?
    13. How do I receive child support?
    14. How does the child support agency collect arrears?
    15. What is the attorney / applicant relationship?