How Can The Child Support Enforcement Division Collect Payments From A Self-Employed Parent?

The child support enforcement division has access to Internal Revenue Service information to help determine a self­employed person`s income and assets for setting a monthly child support obligation. Self­employed parent cases can be quite challenging with regard to collection. If a self­employed parent declines to make voluntary payments, it may be possible to place liens on payments to the business from regular clients or to collect money directly from the business bank account. The business could also lose its state occupational license if the owner fails to pay child support. Delinquent cases will also be reported to credit bureaus. Because of the difficulty of pursuing these cases, provide the caseworker with as much detailed information as possible.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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