Raising children as a single parent can be difficult and parenting without monetary child support is even more difficult. When a parent refuses to pay child support, it can be challenging to navigate government agencies and procedures to enforce the payment while living with a balance of growing child support debt. However, single parents do have resources to get the payments they deserve. A child support collection agency may be a faster, easier and more effective way to track down a deadbeat parent and collect upon thousands of dollars’ worth of back child support payments owed. Child support collection agencies specialize in finding non-paying parents and collecting child support with resources that government agencies simply don’t have.
In cases involving parents in different states or a hard-to-locate parent, a child support collection agency may be more effective at collecting payments than the government bodies that parents have been working with. Public agencies often don’t have the time or resources for cases where the child support order is hard to enforce. State employees work enormous caseloads without the time required to effectively pursue an absent parent who hides assets or refuses to pay. They may be constrained by bureaucracy, leaving difficult cases to languish. The paperwork alone may be daunting to a parent trying to provide for a family without the child support help that is owed.
A child support collection agency, on the other hand, is a private company that is often more aggressive in their efforts and more responsive to the custodial parent than a state body. The best child support collection agencies work together with the government agencies to collect the child support that is owed. An agency will usually conduct more intensive searches to find absent parents and their sources of income. Once the non-custodial parent is located, they can be more persistent in collecting payments. A child support collection agency employs specialists who are adept at searching for assets using a variety of methods that government agencies may not have time to employ. They can also help garnish wages and put liens on assets when a deadbeat parent is found but still refuses to pay voluntarily.
Frustrated single parents who are entitled to child support need not rely on slow, unresponsive, inefficient bureaucracy – the option of a private child support collection agency may be the best recourse for the most difficult child support non-payment cases.
Blogger Sarah Daskin blogs about the child support collection industry, drawing on her personal experience of working with a child support enforcement agency. If you are a single parent looking for Texas child support help, Sarah highly recommends contacting the professional team at Support Collectors.