While a parent residing in a different state may cause some problems with child support payments, it definitely isn’t a problem that is impossible to fix. The first step is to locate the other parent’s residence. Each state has services for parent location, and. In many cases, particularly if the other parent works, he or she will not be too hard to track down. Once you have other parent’s address, you’re halfway there, because now the courts have a way to contact him or her.
One common way to collect on child support payments from an out of state payment is to have a child support lawyer work with the courts in sending a garnishment order straight to the other noncustodial parent’s place of employment. Under federal law, all companies, businesses, individual employers and corporations must adhere to child support garnishment orders from other states.
Did you know?
An employer cannot ignore a court order for garnishing a worker’s income for child support payments in any circumstance, and this also applies if the garnishment order came from a different state.