How to Collect Child Support from a Parent Who is Abroad

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:

  1. Australia
  2. Canada
  3. Czech Republic
  4. El Salvador
  5. Finland
  6. Hungary
  7. Ireland
  8. Israel
  9. Netherlands
  10. Norway
  11. Poland
  12. Portugal
  13. Slovak Republic
  14. Switzerland and
  15. 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