What happens if the non-custodial parent doesn't pay?
Our Compliance Enforcement Units will work to keep the non-custodial parent paying.
Some of the enforcement methods we use include:
- Income Deduction - Payments are deducted from the non-custodial
- IRS Intercepts - Tax refunds can be intercepted.
- Freezing Bank Accounts - A computer search is done for non-custodial parents who have bank accounts with participating financial institutions. If a match is found, the bank account may be frozen.
- Lottery Intercept - Winnings of $600 or more from the Florida Lottery
can be intercepted.
- Liens - In certain cases, courts can place liens on real estate and
- Consumer Reporting Agencies - Information about delinquent child support is given to credit reporting agencies, possibly affecting the non-custodial parent's credit rating.
- Suspension of Licenses - Driver's license, vehicle registration, and professional business licenses can be suspended or denied.
- Referral for Contempt - The case can be referred to Court, where the non-custodial parent could face penalties such as jail time.
- Passport Denial - Non-custodial parents can be denied US passports if their certified past due amounts exceed $2,500.