Child Support Laws by State
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The information on child support laws are different in each state. This site will provide that information and guide you to other child support sites for relevant information. The child support process can be a nightmare if you don't have all the right information. It can be scary and unfair for some people.

My name is Trey and like most, I pay my fair share of child support. After doing extensive research, I have put this website together so that you will be able find the information you seek.


The courts may not show leniency if a non-custodial parent is unemployed, filing for bankruptcy, or even homeless. Child support must be paid and will be enforced (I, like so many others have fallen into that category). Did you also know that child support enforcement agencies in most states can suspend your driver's license? Not only can they suspend the drivers’ license, but also any professional, occupational, or recreational license. They will really come after you if you fall behind.

What I have learned over the years is that if you fail to make child support payments, you can be incarcerated for up to six months. How can one make payments if they are in jail?

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If the court finds that a non-custodial parent fails to comply with the state child support laws, their license could be suspended after 30 days. If a non-custodial is prosecuted and sent to prison for neglecting their obligations, it will show on their criminal record as a federal offense and sometimes labeled as a dead beat parent. Delinquent child support payments can also show up on a credit report.

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When I first started paying child support I had many questions. At the time there were barely any websites where I could have my questions answered. Given that I was in my early 20's and had a minimum wage job I could not afford a lawyer either. But times have changed and you can have your legal questions on child support answerd by visiting our frequently ask questions. There you will find commonly asked question on child support and related topics.

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