June 3, 2016. Information Provided by findlaw.com
The district attorney can impose various consequences for failure to pay child support, some include:
- Withholding federal tax refunds and using these funds to pay child support
- Garnishing wages
- Seizing property
- Revoking the delinquent payer’s driver’s license
Furthermore, the U.S. Department of State can even deny issuance of a passport to someone who owes more than $2,500 in child support. As mentioned, if the delinquent payer still fails to pay, the court can hold him or her in contempt of court (for failing to follow a court order) and impose a jail term.