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‚ÄčChild Support Enforcement

Custodial Parent

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
Income withholding is the most effective way to collect child support. Money is taken directly out of the non-custodial parent's paycheck.
Credit Reporting
Past due support over $500 will be reported to the four credit bureaus.
License Suspension
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.
Passport Denial
A non-custodial parent's passport may be withheld if more than $2,500 of past due support is owed.
Court Action
The courts may also enforce your order using different methods such as:
  • Payment plan;
  • Fine; and
  • Jail time.
For more information, contact:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Child Support Enforcement
P.O. Box 94728
Lincoln, NE 68509-4728
Phone: (402) 441-8715
1-877-631-9973 (toll-free)

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