Courtland Consulting has provided Implementation Planning services to the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Child Support Enforcement, DACSES Replacement Project since April of 2012. Our responsibilities include the coordination of all readiness activities that lead up to Statewide cutover to the new Delaware Child Support System (DECSS) application. Our role is also to prepare the system users in each county for conversion to the new DECSS application.
Each parent is equally responsible for providing for the financial needs of his or her child. But the court cannot enforce this obligation until it makes an order for support. When parents separate, a parent must ask the court to make an order establishing parentage (paternity) and also ask the court to make an order for child support. http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-support.htm
If your ex is neglecting to make their child support payments in a timely manner, or isn’t paying at all, it’s important that you take action as quickly as possible. There are some ways you can get assistance in enforcing the payments that are due to you. Here’s what to do when your ex isn’t meeting their child support obligations.
***THIS IS A MUST READ*** Punishment for a first offense for failure to pay child support is a fine, up to 6 months in prison, or both. In the case of a second or subsequent offense or a case when the obligation has been unpaid for longer than 2 years or is more than $10,000, the punishment increases to a fine of up to $250,000, 2 years in prison, or both. Noncustodial parents convicted of these offenses must also pay restitution and/or settlements of the child support amount owed.