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Massachusetts Child Support Enforcement

To make sure Massachusetts child support is paid, the state has several tactics and penalties for child support enforcement. After divorce, some parents miss child support payments or don’t make payments at all. To help protect childrens’ financial futures the state has a child support enforcement agency to enforce the collection of unpaid child support.

Parents who don’t pay child support may face:

  • Being held in contempt of court
  • Withholding income
  • Increase in child support obligation
  • Liens on property
  • Interception of federal and state tax refunds
  • Credit reporting
  • Suspension of driver’s, professional, trade or business licenses

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