International Child Support Enforcement Treaty Approved
So what does the Convention mean for the United States? The International Herald Tribune explains:
The new convention calls for states [countries] to exchange information and force parents to pay support with measures such as withholding wages, pension payments or tax refunds and making deductions from welfare payments. It says denying or revoking driving licenses could help.
In short, custodial parents who are United States residents will be able to use these remedies - already widely available within the United States - to collect child support from noncustodial parents living abroad.
To become effective in the United States, the Convention must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the United States Senate, per Article II, Section 2, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution.