Support Collectors Blog

Some insightful - and sometimes random - thoughts on child support issues. Join the discussion!

When does child support end?

A very common question we hear dozens of times a week deals with age of majority and statute of limitations. Not knowing when child support ends can catch you off guard, especially if you are the parent who is receiving the child support. In most states, child support ends when the child reaches age 18. […]

QUESTION: To whom it may concern, I am a custodial parent of daughter born to a US citizen. We have the child support court order established since 2007 (court based in Florida as my ex then lived there)and had been receiving regular payments from 2009 till 2014. About 2 years ago my ex moved to […]

how do go about collecting spousal maintenance…

QUESTION: I don’t have child support to collect. I have spousal maintenance (alimony) can you help me? Thanks! Sandy ANSWER: Good morning Sandy, Thank you for the email and question on alimony enforcement. We do assist with alimony cases in addition to our work in child support enforcement. Not many private agencies attempt alimony enforcement […]

child support related question… Who pays for college?

We hear it all the time- you need a college degree to get a good job. The media has gone a great job to make everyone feel that without a 2 year or 4 year degree, your earning potential is limited. Now, how does a single parent or high school senior finance college! With the […]

From the mailbag… can you still get child support if you’re in your 20′s ?

Question from a custodial parent: Hi, My name is Geri, I’m a young professional and since a really young age my mother provided for me and my older siblings. My father never provided any support for his children, and my mother as an immigrant never demanded child support. I am now 26 years old the […]

No Job + Child Support = Jail?

Question from a non custodial parent: I haven’t been able to get a job for the past six months. I’ve put in applications everywhere, had a few interviews but so far absolutely no luck. I’m living with friends and family at the moment after losing my apartment, and they’re being gracious enough to help me […]

The Federal Tax Refund Offset Program… AKA Tax intercept

The New Year always brings questions on the potential of using the tax intercept as a way to collect child support arrears. We encourage clients to speak with their local support office to see if they qualify for this action. We do remind them that even if the intercept is put into place, there is […]

can you help me collect alimony?

QUESTION: I have contacted you before and never proceeded with action. I have been divorced since 2008, with rewarded permanent alimony of $750 a month. I have tried and have been in court with my ex several times for contempt of court. The alimony is to come out of his pay check, but never happens […]

from the mailbag… my mom never received any child support… can she now collect?

QUESTION: Hello! I had a question. My mother raised four children without ever receiving any child support for any of us. Is there something we can do to get back pay? OUR ANSWER: Hi Monica, Thank you for the email and question on the potential of collecting child support arrears. In order to determine what […]

Question from the mailbag….

QUESTION POSED… Hello, my name is Shaina I’m a single mother raising 3 kids myself ages 9,10,11. Have a court ordered support though he paid a few times in the last year. I have a full time job though with my bills, clothing, everyday needs I’m not making ends meet. No longer receiving food stamps, […]