What is income withholding?
Most support obligations are collected through income withholding from wages. Once the child support agency identifies the obligor’s employer or payor of funds, they send a notice to withhold support. Employers have 14 days to process an order or notice to withhold. Employers must begin withholding no later than the 1st pay period following this 14-day time period. Employers must continue withholding until the child support agency notifies them in writing of any changes to the order.

The child support agency makes collecting current support a priority. The child support agency also collects past-due support. Past-due support has an interest rate at 2% above the statutory judgment rate. Judgments for fees and spousal support have an interest rate at the statutory judgment rate and are not subject to the 2% additional interest rate.

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1. When is it necessary to establish parentage?
2. Why establish parentage?
3. Your child’s legal parentage must be established before the court will issue an order for support. How is parentage established?
4. When is it necessary to establish child support orders?
5. How is a support order established?
6. How can I change my support order?
7. How can I go about locating the other parent?
8. What is income withholding?
9. What happens to support collected on my case if I receive public assistance?
10. How do I receive the support collected?
11. What are my direct deposit choices?
12. How are payments applied to my case?
13. How do I receive child support?
14. How does the child support agency collect arrears?
15. What is the attorney / applicant relationship?