Upon obtaining a child and medical support order, the CSEA will enforce the order. Enforcement methods include but are not limited to: contacting the non-custodial parent by mail or phone, obtaining wage or income withholding orders, intercepting bonuses and income tax refunds, seizing bank or brokerage accounts, suspension of driving, recreational or professional licenses, and bringing legal action against the non custodial parent.

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What does it mean to be in default of a Child Support Order?

  • If you get behind at least one full month in child support payments, you are in default. You will be notified via mail with a Default Notice.Upon receipt of this notice, if you do not agree that you are in default, you may request an administrative hearing. A final and enforceable determination of default has consequences, please read further.

What Administrative Enforcement Measures can the CSEA take?

  • If a final and enforceable determination of default has occurred on a case the CSEA may utilize any or all of the following administrative enforcement techniques:

    • Wage Withholding
    • Intercepting federal and state tax refunds
    • Reporting delinquent accounts to the credit bureau
    • Suspending drivers, recreational and professional licenses
    • Wanted Posters
    • Freezing and Seizing assets held in a financial institution through the Financial Data Match Program (FIDM)
    • Placing liens on certain property
    • Issuing an order to seek work

    In addition to these administrative enforcement tools the CSEA may also take judicial action through civil contempt charges or criminal non-support.

My child is over 18 and my ex owes arrearages. Will the CSEA collect this money for me?

  • Yes,our agency will collect all back child support until paid in full.Different rules apply to court orders from other states, please contact our Interstate

What if the other party is collecting unemployment compensation. Can child support payments be deducted and sent to me?

  • Yes, Unemployment compensation and other State and Federal benefits can be withheld for child support.