Opening a Case
My divorce decree orders the other parent to pay me child support. But he/she has not paid me as ordered by the court. Can child support services help me collect my child support from the other parent?
What if I do not have my own court order or if we were never married? Can child support services still help me?
Establishing a Court order
I was served with some papers from your office indicating I must pay child support. What are my options and how can I request blood/genetic tests?
This tends to happen when you have two or more children and a paternity affidavit has not been signed for all the children. Under the law we are required to file different actions for children where a paternity affidavit was signed, even if the children have the same parents.
The cases will be consolidated after paternity has been established.
Enforcing a Court Order and Collection of Payment
An income withholding has been sent on my case to the NCP’s employer. When can I expect the first payment?
I just received a notice that my driver’s license was suspended and I don’t understand. My driver’s license has been suspended. How do I get it back?
You will need to contact the office with your current employment information and make arrangements for an income withholding to be sent to your employer. Once payments have been received consistently by that income withholdings for three (3) months, you may contact the office again to have your case reviewed for a reinstatement.
You took my tax refund check even though I’ve been making payments on my own or through an Income Withholding. Can I get my refund back?
Why does it take so long for me to receive child support when it is deducted from the NCP’s paycheck?
Child support payments deducted by an employer are forwarded to INSCCU (Indiana Support Central Collection Unit). The payment is posted to the appropriate case then sent to the payee (State of Indiana or custodial parent).
My spouse’s portion of our joint tax return was intercepted. Can his/her portion of the refund be returned to them?
I can’t afford to pay off the arrears in full. Are there any programs that can help me pay off the arrears I owe?
Why doesn’t the employer garnish according to court order, for example, on the first and fifteenth of each month?
A felony charge of nonsupport of a Dependent Child is filed only when all possible attempts of enforcement through the civil court system have proven to be ineffective. A felony charge is considered when certain criteria is met, including, but not limited to: A child support arrearage over the amount of $15,000; Dependent children are under the age of eighteen (18) ; The child support order is enforceable, i.e., the absent parent is not disabled or incarcerated for extended periods of time.
You should be aware that filing a felony charge of nonsupport of a Dependent Child is not a further attempt of collecting child support payments. The goal of filing a felony charge of nonsupport of a Dependent Child is typically prison time.
If you feel that your case should be considered for a felony, please contact your enforcement agent and request a review by the Child Support Felony Division.