Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Can Parties Challenge Child Support Enforcement?

From FindLaw:

Though state law varies, child support is normally secured in three steps: (1) establish paternity, (2) receive a court order, and (3) enforce the order. Once secured, a child support order can be enforced by state and federal authorities.

Past-due child support is said to be in “arrears." A parent who fails to correct child support arrearages may face serious legal consequences. In extreme cases, criminal prosecution is an option.

After discussing child support enforcement at the state and federal levels, this article explores penalties a non-compliant parent may face.

Read more here.

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