New York Child Support Enforcement

New York Child Support Enforcement
Child support enforcement becomes active when a non-custodial parent refuses to pay child support.

The child support enforcement agency is here to help custodial parents collect child support payments, and to take action against non-custodial parents who refuse to pay. If a non-custodial parent were to ever fall behind or refuse to pay child support, the child support laws have several methods to motivate the non-custodial parent into paying their child support dues. For example, if the non-custodial parent refuses to pay child support the following may occur: lottery winnings sized, driving privileges suspended, income tax refund check intercepted, credit bureau, liens, property execution, income garnishments, and even jail time.

Lottery winnings
The child support enforcement office can intercept lottery winnings in excess to $600 and pay it towards any past due child support payments.

Driver’s Licenses
In the state of New York, the enforcement office can direct the New York State DMV to suspend the non-custodial parents driver’s licenses if there is any past due child support.

Income Tax Return
When tax season is around and the non-custodial parent is expected to receive a check, the New York child support Office will intercept if there is any unpaid child support due.

Credit Bureau
Child support is just like any other bill, if a non-custodial parent does not pay, they will be reported to the credit bureau. By doing so, it may make it difficult for that parent to obtain any credit in the future.

If the non-custodial parent refuses to pay child support, any property that the parent owns may have a lien placed on it. What that does is prevent any sales or transfers of property until the non-custodial parent pays the past due child support.

Liquid Assets
Any bank accounts, checking or savings, and cd account can and will be frozen to pay any back child support that is due.

Garnishment of Wages
The New York child support enforcement office requires that the employer of the non-custodial parent have their wages garnished. The employer will deduct the child support amount from the wages and forward the money to the support collection unit.

If the non-custodial parent is able to pay child support but refuses, and if any further legal action must take place, the non-custodial parent could face up to six months in jail.

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