If a parent owes past-due support, the Child Support Program may collect past-due support from financial institutions in which the parent has bank accounts, brokerage accounts or other liquid assets.
An action may only be initiated if the child support paid is less than 75 percent of the total obligation amount due and the past-due balance is greater than $600. The Child Support Program also ensures the parent has not filed bankruptcy and that a levy action has not taken place in the last six months.
The Child Support Program notifies the parent by certified mail of the action. The parent has 21 days from the date on the notice to consent, contact the Child Support Program to discuss or contest the action.