– contempt of court,
– suspension of driver’s license,|
– property liens,
– Passport suspension, and
– Bank account seizureThere is no statute of limitations on the enforcement of child support and child support arrears. Child support can be enforced after the children are over 18, and even against the estate of a parent after a parent’s death. Arizona announced a new way to enforce child support orders. Governor Doug Ducey launched a campaign to crack down on “the worst of the worst” parents by posting their names and photos to Twitter and Facebook.
“For too long, you’ve been able to remain anonymous – able to skirt your financial and legal responsibilities with no shame. Not anymore,” the governor proclaimed. Effective immediately, he said, the state would begin posting the photos, names and money owed by “these losers” to social media, with the hashtag #deadbeat.
It’s simple. If you’re old enough to father a child, then you’re old enough to accept financial responsibility for that child. If you don’t want you’re embarrassing – unlawful – and irresponsible behavior going viral: Man up, and pay up,” the Republican governor said.The governor said the shaming campaign is targeting 421 deadbeats in the state (34 of whom are women) who collectively owe $20 million. “These deadbeats are the worst of the worst,” he tweeted on Wednesday. I’ve written about child support related issues before, as well as written an article on social media and family law. The collection and enforcement of unpaid child support is a big issue in Florida, and impacts us all. The Business Insider article on Arizona is available here.