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Child Support Enforcement (CSE)

Services: Enforcement

Collection Tools

Trigger Points / Thresholds
(Effective January 1, 2012)

Arrears Registry

Arrears are greater than $2,000 or two times current or most recent monthly support obligation, whichever is less

Automatic Withdrawal from Accounts

Upon agreement with the obligor or upon request to the court if income withholding is inapplicable, ineffective, or insufficient

Bonds and Securities

Upon request to the court

Credit Bureau Reporting

Upon delinquency

Contempt of Court

Upon delinquency

Criminal Prosecution, Federal

Willful failure to pay for longer than one year or an amount greater than $5,000

Criminal Prosecution, State

Willful failure to pay

Deduction Order

Upon delinquency

Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

Immediate

Garnishment

Upon delinquency

Income Withholding

Immediate or upon delinquency

License Suspension, "Judicial"

Upon order of the court if the obligor owes arrears exceeding three times the monthly child support obligation and is not current in a court-established repayment plan

License Suspension, "Administrative"

Breach of prior payment plan or arrears are greater than $2,000 or two times current or most recent monthly support obligation, whichever is less

Liens on Personal Property

Upon delinquency

Liens on Real Property

Upon delinquency

Lottery Offset

Upon delinquency, if the prize is at least $600

National Medical Support Notice

Immediate when appropriate and the obligor is required to carry dependent health insurance

Passport Denial

Arrears are at least $2,500

Public Disclosure

Convicted of willful nonpayment, held in contempt of court, or arrears are greater than $10,000

Tax Refund Intercept, Federal

Assigned arrears are at least $150 or unassigned arrears are at least $500

Tax Refund Intercept, State

Arrears exceed $25

Work Activities

Upon order of the court pursuant to a plan to pay past-due child support

Writs of Execution, "Judicial"

Upon docketing of arrears

Writs of Execution, "Administrative"

Arrears are greater than $2,000 or two times current or most recent monthly support obligation, whichever is less

 

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