How Is Support Enforced?

It varies in each state. Payment of support has become an increasing problem, so there have been many recent steps taken to enforce the payment. Wage assignment programs have been established, which immediately deducts any support payment from the supporter`s paycheck, before he or she receives it. Friend of the Court is a division of the county courthouse that receives the payment and then distributes it to the custodial parent.

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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