High Impact Child Support Enforcement Measures Pending in Israel

Israel appears to be behind the US in regards to its child support enforcement infrastructure … but poised to overtake us before long.

Behind the US in that they are just now establishing governmental child support collection specialists who focus on support enforcement to assist custodial parents with enforcement. The specialists will have access to tax, inheritance and other financial transactions records of deadbeat parents.

Poised to overtake, with some proposed new measures with teeth, including:

  1. denial of government benefits to parents behind in paying child support
  2. exclusion of deadbeat parents from public office
  3. prohibition of ownership of cellular phones by parents who don’t pay their child support and
  4. barring of deadbeat parents from government employment

Read more in this Israel Haaretz news article: New bill may keep deadbeat dads from cell phones, state jobs.