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Nebraska law requires that child support be paid through income withholding.
The Lancaster County Attorney's Office can pursue payment of child support by legal and administrative means.
Other types of orders that can be enforced include:
No, the County Attorney's Office does not represent either parent. Our office represents the State of Nebraska on behalf of the child(ren).
There are many types of enforcement. Administratively, there is
Legally, filings with the District Court can include:
A notice to withhold income is an administrative notice sent by the enforcement agency to the employer of the person responsible to pay child support, ordering the employer to withhold a certain amount of money from the person's pay check for each pay period. The notice includes the amount to be withheld and the address to remit the payment.
Nebraska law provides for an automatic lien to be filed with the Register of Deeds office on property owned by a person responsible for paying child support. This lien remains on the property until sold or until the child support is paid in full. This lien is not filed by the Lancaster County Attorney and our office is unable to assist in placing or removing the lien with the Register of Deeds.
Each process results in the person responsible for paying child support having property taken to pay the outstanding child support balance. There may be costs involved in the process and these costs can be deducted from the amount of money recovered by the process.
When a person responsible to pay child support fails to pay and the past due balance exceeds three months of child, medical or spousal support, the process can be initiated to suspend that person's license. If the person responsible owes on multiple judgments, those balances cannot be added together to obtain the three month total.
If the driver's license is suspended, the recreational licenses and the professional licenses can also be suspended following the same procedures. All three types of licenses can be suspended, but the process for each must follow each other, the licenses cannot be taken all at the same time.
The person responsible for paying support can have their licenses reinstated by paying all the past due child, medical or spousal support. The person can also enter into a court ordered payment plan (purge plan) to pay the current obligation each month plus an additional amount to be paid on the past due balance.
The person may also enter into a payment plan with the County Attorney's Office. There is also a reinstatement fee that will be paid to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
No, if you choose to have the County Attorney's Office enforce your case, it is the discretion of the office to use the most appropriate tool or tools available for enforcement.
The child support enforcement case will remain open until the payer has been deceased a minimum of two years and no other action, including a levy against the estate, may be taken.
No. Child, medical and spousal support is not generally discharged in bankruptcy. There are specific rules and laws that govern the bankruptcy process.
The Bankruptcy Code determines whether child support can be enforced while the person responsible for paying child support is in the protection of the bankruptcy filing.
The Bankruptcy Code determines whether child support payments can be collected while the person responsible to pay child support is in the protection of the bankruptcy filing.
If the location of the person responsible for paying child support is known, the Nebraska order can be sent to the office in the jurisdiction the person moved to register and enforce.
Enforcement would continue as it did prior to the receiving parent moving out of state. The receiving parent needs to maintain a current address with the enforcing agency so that payments can be sent to the new address.
Depending on the length of the activation, child support can be deducted from the military pay of the person responsible to pay support. The person responsible for paying support can make arrangements to have the obligation paid from his/her bank account or have another person pay the obligation in his/her absence.
Generally responses from other states can take from 30 to 90 days.
Depending on the information the office has regarding the person responsible for paying support, it can take 30 days to many months. The more information provided to the enforcement agency, the quicker the process will be to send the order for enforcement.
If the order was entered in Nebraska, the laws of the State of Nebraska apply to the order in regard to the amount of the support, the age of the child that the order would stop billing and the amount of interest that would accrue on the past due balance.
The enforcing state will forward all payments received from the person responsible for paying child support to the Nebraska Payment Center to be disbursed to the receiving person or persons in Nebraska.
You can contact the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at 402-471-9146.
Call the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System, tax intercept program at 402-441-8715 or 877-631-9973 (toll-free).
You can contact the Nebraska Child Support Customer Call Center at 402-441-8715 or 877-631-9973 (toll-free).
Nebraska law requires that child support be withheld through income withholdings, regardless if there is a past due balance. There are exceptions to having the withholding, but those exceptions are to be addressed at the time of the entry of the court order.
If you pay the custodial parent directly, there is no accounting of the payment on the official court record. Several enforcement actions could be initiated against you and the court could determine that the direct payments were gifts to the custodial parent, not support. Your court Order very likely requires you to pay through the Payment Center.
Nebraska law does not provide the Lancaster County Attorney authority to enforce custody, visitation, daycare, or property settlement judgments.
Contact the County Attorney's Office, Child Support Division immediately at 402-441-8208.
No one other than the court ordered person responsible is legally obligated to pay the child support.
If you have an attorney representing you, call the attorney. If you are not represented, you can contact the Nebraska Child Support Customer Call Center at 402-441-8715 or 877-631-9973 (toll-free).
You can contact the Nebraska Child Support Customer Call Center at (402) 441-8715 or 1-877-631-9973 (toll-free).
Either party can call the Nebraska Health and Human Services System's Customer Call Center at the toll free number, 877-631-9973 for information and status on a case.
All information can be given to the Customer Service Representatives at the Customer Call Center. This information will be given electronically to the enforcing agency.
605 S 10th Street2nd FloorLincoln, NE 68508
Access to the office is gained by going through the 575 S 10th Street building, and from there using the skywalk on the second floor.
Call the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System, tax intercept program.
This is a matter brought before the District Court. The person responsible is personally served by a sheriff or constable to appear before the District Court to show cause why he/she should not be held in contempt of the court for failure to pay a court ordered child support obligation.
A contempt proceeding can be concluded by the person responsible for paying all the child support to the current monthly amount, paying consistently for a period of time, or a finding by the District Court of contempt.