Default

(When your case is in arrears)
  • An obligor is considered in Default when he/she is behind in payments totaling one month or more of his/her current support obligation.
  • When the obligor owes in excess of one month's obligation a Notice of Default and Potential Action will be automatically generated by SETS. The Default Notice will be sent to the Obligor warning him/her of possible enforcement actions the CSEA may take to secure the past due support obligation. When a case goes into Default, this is the beginning of the Enforcement Process.
  • Possible enforcement remedies include but are not limited to:
    1. SETS Automated Reporting to Credit Bureau Agencies
    2. Securing additional money to pay off arrears (CSEA may withhold an additional 20% of the current support obligation)
    3. Drivers License Suspension
    4. Tax Refund Intercept (Both Federal and State)
    5. Passport Denial
    6. Financial Institution Data Match (FIDM)
    7. Contempt
    8. Criminal Non-Support - misdemeanor and felony through the prosecutor's office