Collecting child support Part 5
A payee can choose to collect child support privately or to have it collected by the Registrar.
In this part
The chapters in this part explain the options for private collection by a payee as well as Child Support collection and enforcement of child support payments.
This chapter describes when the Registrar will accept an application to collect child support, how the Registrar registers enforceable maintenance liabilities and the effect of registration.
This chapter describes the Registrar's administrative methods of collecting child support. These are actions that the Registrar can take to require payment of child support.
This chapter explains when the Registrar can apply amounts paid directly between parents or to a third party in satisfaction of a child support liability and also how the Registrar can offset child support debts between parents and credit lump sum payments.
This chapter describes the methods available to the Registrar to enforce collection of child support through the courts. The Registrar will generally use the available administrative methods of enforcement before resorting to court action.
This chapter describes how and when payments of child support are made to payees. This chapter also explains when overpayments can be recovered from payees and when amounts overpaid can be refunded to payers.
This chapter explains when the Registrar will cease to collect an ongoing child support liability, including arrears of child support payable under that liability. It also explains when the Registrar will accept the payee's application to resume collection.
This chapter describes when the Registrar will not take action to collect a child support debt owed by a payer or payee.
This chapter describes when the Registrar will not take action to collect a child support debt.