Noncustodial parents who do not pay child support established by court order are subject to enforcement measures to collect regular and past-due payments. The Division of Child Support Enforcement has broad authority to collect and enforce the payment of child support. Our enforcement tools include:
- Consumer Reporting - Child support debt is reported to consumer reporting agencies, which can affect the noncustodial parent's credit rating.
- Court Processing - Cooperating with the court in the issuance of Capiases, also known as arrest warrants.
- Federal Case Registry - National database that includes all child support cases handled by State IV-D child support agencies.
- Income Withholding Orders - Employers are ordered to deduct child support from the noncustodial parent.
- License Suspension - Suspending a non-custodial parent's license including: Delaware driver licenses, hunting and fishing licenses, occupational and professional licenses.
- Lottery Intercept - Intercepting Delaware Lottery winnings.
- Passport Denial - Passports are denied to any non-custodial parent who owes $2,500 or more in past due child support.
- Tax Intercept - Intercepting State and Federal Tax Refunds.
- Unemployment Compensation - Withholding of Unemployment Compensation.