Obtain amounts owed if they are not being received


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


There are legal steps you can take if a former spouse who is obligated to pay maintenance or child support under the terms of a court order fails to make those payments.

Under the Child Support Enforcement Act of 1984, district attorneys (D.A.s) or state’s attorneys must help a parent collect child support. Federal laws allow the interception of tax refunds to enforce child support orders. Other methods of enforcement include wage attachments, seizing property or — in some states — revoking the nonpaying parent’s driver’s license.

The following resources may assist you in obtaining amounts owed if they are not being received:

Child Support Enforcement

Getting Your Spouse to Pay Child Support FAQs

Handbook On Child Support Enforcement


Divorce Tasks

1. Dividing assets and debts
2. Revising your spending plan
3. Managing your health care plan
4. Managing continuing financial arrangements with an ex-spouse
5. Protecting your loved ones financially if you were to die

Managing continuing financial arrangements with an ex-spouse Subtasks

1. Be informed about your obligations and rights regarding your ex-spouse
2. Be informed about your obligations and rights regarding your children
3. Obtain amounts owed if they are not being received
4. Provide for your own financial needs

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