What Happens If the Non-Custodial Parent Does Not Pay Child Support?
The court can use a variety of methods to find non-custodial parents and/or get them to pay their child support:
- Withholding money from paychecks.
- Liens against property.
- Credit bureau reports.
- Locating unreported employers.
- Withholding money from bank accounts.
- Court hearings.
- Bench warrants for arrest.
- Suspending licenses: driver's, hunting.
- Boot a car (placing a device on the car to keep it from moving).
- Intercepting state and federal tax returns.
Unwed parents struggle with the serious challenges of raising their children, and many non-custodial parents fail to contribute their share of child support payments. Parents should provide both emotional and financial support to their children, but many do not. The problem of non-payment is large, and often the children who do not receive support are living in poverty.