These and other enforcement methods may be used. The most common methods are:
- Income withholding;
- Credit reporting;
- License suspension;
- Federal and State tax refund intercept;
- Passport denial; and
- Court action
Income withholding is the most effective way to collect child support. Money is taken directly out of the non-custodial parent's paycheck.
Past due support over $500 will be reported to the four credit bureaus on a monthly basis.
If more than three months of past due support is owed these licenses may be suspended:
- Driver's (except CDL);
- Recreational (hunting, fishing, etc.); and
- Professional (CDL, physician, attorney, etc.)
Federal and State Tax Refund Intercept
A non-custodial parent's Federal and State tax refund may be intercepted if the criteria are met.
A non-custodial parent's passport may be withheld if more than $2,500 of past due support is owed. Once a parent's passport is withheld by the U.S. Department of State, Nebraska regulation requires the parent to pay the balance to zero to have the passport released.
The courts may also enforce your order using different methods such as:
- Payment plan;
- Fine; and
- Jail time.