On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Paternity/Child Support on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
Missouri parents know how expensive it can be to raise a child, and many parents struggle to provide all the things a child needs. School will be starting soon, and extra expenses like school supplies, new clothes and money for extracurricular activities can leave a parent feeling frustrated. It is estimated that nearly 60% of custodial parents are not collecting the court-ordered child support payments they should be, and in many situations, it can be difficult to track down the other parent that has failed to pay.
TransUnion is a company that provides credit-related services for people, including credit monitoring. The company is now taking action to help custodial parents collect the money they are owed. TransUnion is launching a new program that will be available to the state to assist with locating a non-custodial parent and providing current and accurate income information.
Currently, it may be difficult for the state to collect back child support. If a parent who is supposed to be paying relocates and does not notify the court or has a change in income, it can take months or even years for the state to collect back child support. In the meantime, a custodial parent may struggle to single-handedly provide all a child needs. The new program will allow the state to access a parent’s current address, income information and other pertinent information no matter where the parent is located.
Until the new program is available in Missouri, many custodial parents continue to feel frustrated and desperate. In many cases, an experienced attorney can help a client establish, modify or enforce a child support order. A court can take legal action against a parent who fails to pay, helping to ensure that Missouri children have access to the financial support they deserve.