If you owe unpaid child support, your child's other parent has a number of ways to collect the money from you.
Government Efforts to Collect Child Support
Both the federal and state governments are now aggressively involved in enforcing child support orders.
Child Support Collection: Wage Garnishment & Property Seizure
The most common method of collecting a judgment for overdue child support is wage garnishment.
Jail Time for Unpaid Child Support
If you owe back child support, you could face jail time. Learn more.
Property Liens for Unpaid Child Support
If you owe child support, the custodial parent can place a lien on your property.
Can the IRS take my tax refund for child support arrears?
If you owe child support arrears, the IRS might take your tax refund.
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Will unpaid child support appear on my credit report?
I am behind on my child support payments. Will this be reported to the credit reporting agencies?
How to Get a Child Support Order Modified Because of a Disability
If you can't work due to disability, ask for a child support modification.
Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Issues When an Unmarried Couple Separates
How to deal with custody, support, and other parenting issues when you and your unmarried partner end your relationship.