Child Support

Child Support Regulation – the Government’s Role

Because in the United States nearly half of all marriages end in divorce and almost one-fourth of all children are born to unmarried parents, child support regulation is an important social issue. Whereas once the arrangement for and payment of child support was left to the parents, now state child support enforcement agencies are taking an aggressive role in seeking payments from non-custodial parents.

Frequently, the agency and court will work together to implement a child support withholding order, by which the child support amount is automatically taken from the payer’s paycheck. If the child support payments become delinquent, the agency can implement other collection mechanisms, such as withholding support amounts from tax refunds, or seizing real estate or personal property.

Reference: Find Law, Child Support

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