Child Support Amnesty Offered in Washington, D.C.
Records indicate that close to 40 percent of the people who have been ordered to pay child support in Washington D.C. are behind in those payments. Once a person falls behind, it can be difficult to catch up. The District knows this, and the attorney general offered amnesty to those who need to get back on track.
The Child Support Services Division participated in the amnesty program by offering matching grants. The agency also provided people with a way to get their driver’s license back or to quash arrest warrants that have been issued. In just days since the program began, more than 100 people have stepped forward and requested amnesty.
The program was active through Friday, September 8. Final numbers for how many people had participated were not available. Numbers that were released indicated that close to $35,000 was collected. Officials offered the amnesty program in conjunction with the beginning of the school year, hoping some of the money received would help young students as they went back to school.
Washington D.C. is not alone in its difficulties collecting child support payments. Across the country, debt created by back child support has been climbing. In 2013, more than $113 billion was past due.
If you need assistance with child support in Columbia, please reach out to Fred L. Coover. Attorney Coover has the experience you need and will fight to retrieve what your child deserves. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for a case evaluation and discover more about your legal options.