Enforcement

Q&A: DOES A CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE LOOK INTO IMMIGRATION STATUS?

This one is controversial. With all the legal and lay opinions on “anchor babies” and immigration reform, there is bound to be some heartfelt feelings on social policy and the welfare state when it comes to a discussion on whether state child support offices do or should investigate children’s or parents’ immigration status. During my …

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MICHIGAN: A DEFENSE TO NOT PAYING SUPPORT?: I’M UNABLE TO BAY versus IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO PAY

Interesting news tidbit coming out of Michigan’s Supreme Court involving defenses to child support enforcement:  NCPs now have a defense against child support enforcement–that they cannot pay child support; but it just better be because it is impossible for them to pay, i.e., the NCP has exhausted all resources from which to support his or …

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CHILD SUPPORT SWEEP NABS 44 IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY

CREDIT: WPVI-TV/DT Philadelphia: WOODBURY, N.J. – December 17, 2013 (WPVI) — 44 people were arrested during an early morning child support sweep in Gloucester County.  The total cash owed by those arrested totaled $779,702.54. Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina announced Tuesdaythat during the early morning hours of December 9, 10 and 11, 30 officers from the Gloucester …

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FLEEING YOUR HOME STATE DOES NOT NECESSARILY END ITS JURISDICTION OVER YOU WHEN SETTING CHILD SUPPORT

Most people know that in the United States when a person flees their home state for another state to escape prosecution for a crime, the other state the person flees to has the ability to ship the person back to their home state to face justice. This is called extradition. Many people have heard about extradition and understand it’s typically …

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Q&A: CAN CP PRIVATELY SUSPEND NCP’S LICENSE FOR NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT?

#10162209 / gettyimages.com Probably! Although it’s rare, Texas Family Code Chapter 232.004a does allow a private individual such as a CP to file papers with the court requesting a judge to suspend an NCP’s license, such as a drivers license, when that NCP owes 3 or more months of back child support. The above is for …

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DRIVERS LICENSES ARE NOT THE ONLY LICENSES THAT CAN BE SUSPENDED FOR FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT

Texas Family Code Chapter 232 allows the NCP’s licenses to be suspended for failure to pay child support. Most people think of drivers licenses when they think of which licenses can be affected. It’s true drivers licenses are the most common forms of government-issued licenses that are pulled for failure to support your children as ordered. And it’s …

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