Child Support Enforcement and Collection Phone Number

Child Support Payments Child Support Enforcement and Collection Phone Number

What Phone Number Should I Use to Report Child Support Violations?

Chances are, if you're searching for the best child support phone number, all is not well. You either have an issue you need to address, or you need to report a child support violation.

Which phone number you need, or whether you need a phone number at all, will depend on a number of factors. Before you take your next steps, it's in your best interests to learn a bit more about how the child support system works in your state and how DoNotPay can help you navigate it quickly and easily.

Understanding How Child Support Works

Certain aspects of child support are true in general, while other factors vary state by state.

Child Support in General

Across all 50 states, a typical child support order requires that noncustodial parents (that is, parents not living with or serving as the primary caregiver for the child) make payments to the parent who has full custody.

The order determines how long an obligated parent has to make payments, most commonly until the child turns 18 or graduates high school, joins the military, or is legally emancipated. Payments could last longer if the child has special needs or the parents agree to a longer term. (Money Crashers)

On a large scale, the federal child support system is overseen by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

State-Specific Child Support Regulations

While the federal government does oversee the child support system in general, each state has its own specific laws and governing agencies that determine how child support is handled.

State child support guidelines determine such specifics as the following:

Child support paymentsWho pays child support and how much
Length of child supportHow long child support payments are made
Payment schedule and modificationWhen and how payments are raised, lowered, or stopped
Health insurance and child careHow factors such as health insurance affect child support

It's important to know your own state's guidelines and laws as they relate to child support.

If You Don't Pay Back Child Support

If you don't pay back child support, you could find yourself in legal hot water. Anything from garnishment of your wages, fees, penalties, having assets or property seized could be the result. You could even face jail time, particularly if it can be proven that you've purposefully tried to avoid paying child support.

Simply stopping payments, even if you're under financial duress, is not wise. If you're falling behind on child support payments, the best thing to do would be to formally request lower payments.

Demand Child Support Payments With DoNotPay

Of course, you might be the person receiving child support payments. Or not receiving them, as the case may be.

If you've been searching for the right phone number to call to handle child support issues such as late or missed payments, know that your next step doesn't necessarily have to involve making phone calls at all. In most cases, you will want to file a formal letter of complaint to the appropriate agency.

If you want to file a demand letter for late child support payments but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in three easy steps:

  1. Search child support on DoNotPay and enter the details of the person who owes the payments.


  2. Tell us more about the payment schedule, including the amount and frequency of the payments, the last payment they made and number of missed payments, and how much they owe you in total.


  3. Confirm your contact information and select whether you want us to mail or email the letter on your behalf. Choose how you would like to receive the payment and verify your signature.


Simplify Your Life with DoNotPay

Life is already complicated enough. You don't have to do things the hard way. Instead, you can let DoNotPay help with questions and solutions regarding child support.

And that's not all we can help you with. DoNotPay also has easy-to-use products that can assist you with other issues.

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