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.