Child Support Enforcement

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When the noncustodial parent doesn't pay the full amount, or doesn't pay at all, enforcement action is necessary. The DCSS strives to make sure that child support payments are regularly made and in the correct amount and that health insurance, if ordered, is provided for the child.

The best method of enforcement is determined on a case by case basis. Every case is different.

Decisions will be made based on all the information in the case, including the noncustodial parent's payment history, the date of the last payment, where he or she lives and works, the noncustodial parent's income, and what kind of assets he or she has.

The DCSS will try to get the noncustodial parent to voluntarily pay. If this is unsuccessful, the DCSS will utilize as many enforcement tools as is necessary.

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