The Massachusetts Child Support Enforcement Division is the state-run child support enforcement office for Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue is required by federal law to provide services through Child Support Enforcement Division (DOR/CSE) and is funded by the federal government and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.The DOR/CSED has the authority to seek child support orders on behalf of custodial parents, at their request or, if the custodial parent receives public assistance, at the request of the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA, that is, welfare).
If a non-custodial parent does not pay child support, he or she is subject to enforcement measures in accordance with Federal and Massachusetts child support law to collect regular and past-due payments. There are very serious reprecussions for the non-custodial parent who does not pay child support, including:
- Income Withholding
- Liens placed upon all property and rights to property
- Levy of funds directly from bank accounts
- Inclusion on Massachusetts’ “Ten Most Wanted for Failure to Pay Child Support”
- Federal and state tax refund Intercept
- Denial of either reissuance of their U.S. passport or issuance of a new passport
- Unemployment compensation intercept
- Suspension or revocation of the parent’s professional, recreational or driver’s license(s)
- Submission to four national credit reporting bureaus
We have helped many clients in connection with MA DOR actions including: Complaint to Establish Paternity, Complaint for Support, Complaint for Modification. Call us today to set up an appointment for a free intial consultation.