Child support enforcement in our mobile society can, at best, be challenging.
It was a huge leap forward when laws and infrastructure arose to simplify nationwide recognition and enforcement of a child support order entered in any state in the union. But even with that, collection of child support can still be challenging.
Today, separated parents don’t just move from city to city or state to state. They move from country to country.
Creating even bigger challenges in child support enforcement.
Nebraska has a bill pending right now to facilitate child support enforcement between Nebraska and other countries.
The US has signed the Hague Convention On The International Recovery Of Child Support And Other Forms Of Family Maintenance.
Fifteen other countries have also signed it:
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador
- Slovak Republic
- Switzerland and
- the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
From a state’s perspective, another additional incentive to passing the state’s implementing law is federal funds for enforcement and
For other countries, the best bet is probably to obtain a child support order in the
Read more in
- this Lincoln [NE] Journal Star article: International child support bill avoids $80 million ‘domino effect,’ Lincoln senator says and
- this Findlaw piece: International Child Support: How Does It Work?