Ensuring your child receives the financial support they are owed is an important responsibility. You can take certain actions to ensure your child receives the financial support he needs and deserves.
By taking these proactive steps, you can help ensure your child receives the financial support they are owed.
● Lien lien:
A lien is the custodial parent’s legal action to ensure that the non-custodial parent pays all past-due child support. The lien is placed on the non-custodial parent’s assets. This prevents them from selling or transferring their assets until they have paid their debt to the custodial parent.
● Revocation of licenses:
The Office of Child Support Enforcement has the authority to deny, suspend, or revoke your license or certificate if you owe arrears for six months or more. Also, if you do not cooperate when responding to a paternity or child support case subpoena. These revocations or denials include professional licenses and wildlife hunting and fishing licenses.
● Passport denial:
If you are more than $2,500 in arrears in child support payments, the Office of Child Support Enforcement will notify the Department of State, who will deny the issuance of your passport until the total amount of arrears is paid.
● Withholding of income or funds:
The Office of Child Support Enforcement may withhold wages or funds from a bank account to cover the debt. This can effectively enforce the support commitment and ensure that the responsible party complies with the agreement.
● Court action:
Finally, the non-custodial parent may be the subject of court action and sentenced to prison for not adhering to the support agreement.
Understanding your options and pursuing them can help ensure that the children receive the support they need and deserve.