Enforcing a Support Order

The Court will use all methods available by law to obtain payment of the support order. If the support account becomes in arrears, the income attachment will be increased. The Court may charge the Defendant with contempt of court, which is punishable by up to 6 (6) months in Cumberland County Prison, plus fines. The Court may direct the Defendant’s professional licenses, passport, and driver’s license be revoked; and may consider the possible withdrawal of their hunting and fishing privileges.
The Court may submit the Defendant’s name to the Internal Revenue Service and the lottery systems upon the support account meeting certain arrearage levels. Any refund or winnings may be forfeited to pay on support arrearages. The Court may also submit the Defendant’s name to the Consumer Credit Bureau upon certain criteria being met and will place a lien on any and all known properties owned by the Defendant. The Court can attach the Defendant’s assets held by financial institutions (savings accounts, mutual funds, etc.). In addition, the Court may attach any form of income or lump sum payment resulting from worker’s compensation or severance pay settlements.
For more information (scroll down to page 19): Paying Child Support.