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Information for Parents Paying Child Support
Infomation for parents who are obligated to pay child support:
- Support orders are effective the day the order is file stamped, unless otherwise noted in the court order.
- Please maintain records of your child support payments and keep a file with all of your child support documents.
- CSEA does not enforce visitation orders.
- Failure to make your child support payments in a timely manner will cause you to fall behind on your child support order.
- CSEA may initiate any of the following actions to collect any and all arrearages on your case:
- Additional wage withholding to satisfy any arrearages.
- Interception of federal and state income tax refunds.
- Referral to consumer reporting agencies.
- Revoke your driver's or professional license.
- Put a lien on your house or personal property.
- Freeze and/or seize your bank account.
- File a contempt action with the court.
All support payments must be made through Ohio's Child Support Payment Central (OCSPC). Your payments must include a 2% processing charge.