What You Don't Know About Child Support Enforcement Is Costing You Money

There are several aspects of child support enforcement. Keep in mind that regulations and laws on enforcing child support orders vary by state and county.

No matter what you hear please be sure to always check with your local child support agency for enforcement details. Enforcing an order starts with applying for one.

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So whether obligor or obligee, if you are unmarried, or divorced we recommend that you establish an order right away. This can prevent problems down the line. As we have mentioned in other sections of this site, try to mutually agree on the specifics of your support order. If you don’t, the child support system or the courts will decide for you. If all possible keep the ball in your court.

The next part of child support enforcement can get a little ugly. This is when the obligor is not keeping up with his or her monthly obligation. This can mean that a person owes arrearages or it can mean they are simply neglecting to pay anything at all.

In years past some government officials came up with the name dead beat dads for any father who failed to keep up with their child support payments. You may often see mug shots of men on poster boards and other ads representing the dead beat dad term.

This is when the courts along with the child support system will go after individuals of this nature. Failing to support a child financially hurts. Not only does it hurt the child or children involved, it will hurt the person who has the obligation.

Although the stiffness of consequences varies from state to state the penalties can be harsh. Does suspending someone’s drivers license or putting them in jail solve the problem? We just wanted to ask that question and get some wheels spinning. Regardless of our opinion or your own, taking care of your children should be the top priority.

Do what you can to avoid these and other problems within the child support system? Our goal is to educate and inspire both parties to do the right thing. Our four member team has pretty much seen it all.

Having input from two women and two men can really put things in perspective. So continue to look around for information pertaining to general child support issues along with support enforcement. 


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