Child support


When a parent ordered to pay child support (the obligor) fails to make the payments (is in arrears), the Office of the Attorney General in your state may take one or more actions to enforce the child support obligation. These enforcement actions may include court action (civil and criminal contempt charges); suspension of the obligor’s driver’s license; reporting the delinquency to credit reporting agencies; denial or suspension of the obligor’s passport privileges; and liens on properties, bank accounts, life insurance plans, retirement plans, personal injury claims, and other assets.

State Statutes for the State of Texas


in paying child support. and local entities that provide employment services any unemployed or underemployed obligor who is in arrears in court-ordered child support payments. and other cost-effective methods to display photographs and profiles of certain obligors who are in arrears in paying child support.


(a) If an obligor is not in arrears and the obligor's child support obligation has terminated, the obligee (a) If a child support agency or local child support registry receives from an obligor who is not in arrears a child support payment in an amount that exceeds the court-ordered amount, the agency or registry


(a) If the respondent has posted a cash bond and is found to be in arrears in the payment of court-ordered child support, the court shall order that the proceeds of the cash bond be paid to the child support

Federal Statutes

§ 1738B. Full faith and credit for child support orders

.— In an action to enforce arrears under a child support order, a court shall apply the statute of limitation

§ 2026. Research, demonstration, and evaluations

requirements on the establishment of new child support orders, the establishment of paternity, changes in child support payments to custodial households, and changes in arrears owed on child support orders;