How to Collect Child Support

There are many methods of collecting child support. Some common methods to collect child support are:

Contempt of Court: A person can be fined and imprisoned for failure to pay child support.




Garnishment: The bank account of a person who fails to pay child support can be garnished to collect child support..

License Suspension: A variety of state licenses – including driver’s licenses, hunting and fishing licenses, and professional and occupational licenses – can be suspended if a person fails to pay child support.

Liens: A child support lien can be placed upon the property of a person who fails to pay child support.

Witholding Orders: The employer of a person who has been ordered to pay child support can be ordered to deduct child support from that person’s paycheck.



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