I Paid All The Child Support I Owed But The Debt Is Still Showing On My Credit Report. Why?

DCSE sends updated balance information to the major credit reporting agencies on a monthly basis, but each agency has its own processing time for updating credit records. Credit reports will reflect that an arrearage has been paid. Reference to the debt cannot be removed unless the debt was reported in error. If it has been more than 60 days since you paid your balance in full, you may wish to request a dispute form from the credit agency.

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