Child Support Enforcement
The child support agency will monitor cases to ensure court orders are being followed. Guidelines require agency to take action in cases when a payer is more than one month behind in making payments. The child support agency usually starts with letters to the paying parent in an attempt to collect the past-due before any type of enforcement actions begin.
If further action is required the child support agency has many tools to help them enforce the child support order. Our agency can administratively:
- Suspend licenses, including professional, occupational, driver's and recreational
- Place a lien on your property, including homes and vehicles
- Deny your ability to obtain a passport
- Seize your financial accounts
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families: is the best reference to learn more about the enforcement tools used to collect child support.
***Parents paying support: If your income changes, please contact the Washburn County Child Support Agency to avoid increasing past-due support.