Enforcement

Enforcement of Support Orders

Once a child support and medical support order is obtained, an Income Withholding Order (Wage Assignment) and National Medical Support Notice is served to the non-custodial parent’s employer. Regular child support payments will then be withheld from the non-custodial parent’s wages.

If a non-custodial parent is late or fails to pay court ordered child support, Child Support Services has many enforcement tools to collect the support including:

  • Income Withholding Order
  • Suspension of driver license
  • Suspension of professional license
  • Writ of attachment
  • Levy on bank accounts
  • Garnishment against personal property
  • Liens recorded against real property
  • Income tax refund intercept
  • Unemployment and State disability intercepts
  • Prevent issuance of passport
  • Contempt of Court proceeding
  • Criminal complaint for failure to provide (includes a possible jail sentence)
  • Coordination with other states