Enforcing a Child Support Order
Enforcing a child support order involves additional measures taken or penalties placed to ensure that the non-custodial parent of a child pays child support. Generally speaking, enforcement is usually reserved for when a non-custodial parent has repeatedly failed to make payments on time.
Some enforcement penalties are more severe than others. Penalties may include, but are not limited to the following:
being held in contempt of court
withholding of salary payments
suspension of a driver's license
having a lien placed on one's bank account
incarceration, for a period no longer than six (6) months
If you believe that you have unfairly received an enforcement penalty, you may be able to contest it in court.