If you are applying for help at your social services department, again in your county of residence, they also can help you with collecting child support from the absent parent.
By Crystal from Zebulon, NC
This applies even when the children are adults. The reason this can be done when the kids are adults is because if the absent parent wasn't paying support while the kids were minors, the kids were receiving welfare. Therefore, when money is garnished from the absent parent's government benefits after the kids are grown, the money goes to pay the state back.
Hopefully this helps some of the people wondering about this topic.
Source: Article was in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, but out of Washington.
By redhatterb from Sioux Falls, SD
The custodial parent has not ever gotten support from the noncustodial parent for child who's 9 years old. Also back pay may have already been paid to the noncustodial parent because he lied and said the son lives with him. I already sent papers of custody for the custodial parent in October 2011. I never heard any thing about it. What's next? I need help first.
If you mean the non-custodial parent has recieved social security back pay. Social security does not pay back pay for dependants but the payment starts after a parent goes to the office and signs a child up. This is done after a person has been apprved and starts drawing social security. If you think this non-custodial parent signed up the child as thier dependant, you need to make an appointment (or just go) with the social security office. You can call and may get some of your questions answered. they are always most helpful. Good Luck.
Can my ex wife ask the courts to withdraw my back child support if my daughter is 21 years old now and they are not needing it? Also, because I am going thru some health and financial issues?
My 77-year-old, sickly hubby still sacrifices a few dollars every month to the child support office, for back support he didn't pay when the mother took him across the country to live. Not only is the son in question 29 now, but the woman who gave him life didn't even raise him. My hubby did. (He got custody within a couple of years.) He never asked for anything because he never needed it, he could work like two men then. We know this woman will not give us back the money or sign whatever form is required to cancel the debt. She gives our son the money instead. It was his & he never got it from her when he was small. This young man now has three children by three different women. He married #3, but a large part of his every paycheck goes to child support for the other two, even the one whose mother took her out of state to avoid losing custody to my son. I'm not happy to see him in this situation, but he did it to himself. I'd rather see him pay his obligations than his children suffer like I did. My own "father" never paid a dime that I knew of. We lived on assistance and scrounging.
My husband was ordered to pay child support and left the country. Can I collect anything from his social security benefits? If so when? Thank you.
By Dimitra from Lilburn, GA
Depending on the state laws you are in. Many states attach it to tax returns, you can have your license pulled and be jailed for avoiding child support. You need to see a lawyer and/or humane services of your county if your child gets any services of any kind.
How I do I go about receiving owed child support payments from my father at the age of 23 even though my mom is dead and now he wants her death certificate to obtain his license back after suspension?
Call the Attorney Generals office in your state and ask. I doubt you can get back child support but they should be able to tell you. Or, ask the question in your search engine but be sure to include what state you need info for.
My child's father has passed and I don't know anything, but his first name. Child support sent me a letter to file for support. What can I do?
And how do you not know his last name, but know that he's deceased?
My husband's ex owes back child support, around $2500.00. Every time she gets a job and child support comes out she quits. Recently her other 2 childrens' dad died and now she receives Social Security for them.
Is my step daughter entitled to that money since it is a source of income for her mother? The egg donor as we call her, because she has no contact with my step daughter (the mother's choice) is only ordered to pay $60.00 a month. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
By beils77 from VA
I do know, however, that with the support bureau in our area, the "squeaky wheel gets greased". In other words, your husband needs to become a pest and call or write them a couple times a month. If they will even talk to you, you can too. They can attach her taxes as well and you will get her tax refund if she is behind by so much. One very important thing I learned the hard way, don't let your step daughter know what is going on. Try your best to not talk about $ issues with her mom in front of her. Good luck! (05/14/2009)
By Teresa Kay