Six Ways to Enforce Child Support


The basis for child support comes from the idea that both parents need to support their children. Most states use a set formula set by statute to set the child support amount.

Child support obligations are enforced by filing a petition in court. An attorney practicing family law likely has filed several petitions with the court. The petition allows for several methods to collect:

1. Civil contempt

2. Criminal contempt

3. Child Support Recovery Act

4. Tax refund proceeds

5. Automatic wage withholding (wage garnishment)

6. State license renewals

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