Understanding child support payments
The court will establish a child support amount. A judicial officer will sign the order, and the order will be issued by the court specifying:
- The amount of child support to be paid
- Which parent will be responsible for paying the child support
- When the parent is to begin making support payments
The enforcement of child support payments
Unfortunately, and for a variety of reasons, not all child support payments are made. There are a number of actions that can be taken against a parent who is not making the payments including, but not limited to:
- Potential jail time
- Liens on personal and real property
- Liens on motor vehicles
- The suspension of licenses including drivers, professional and recreational licenses
- The interception of both state and federal tax refunds
- Passport denial
- Credit bureau reporting
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