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13.5 Enforcement

Chapter Federal Authority
Foster Care
Social Security Act
§452(f) and(k) Duties of the Secretary
§454(4), (18), (19), (20), and (31) State plan for child and spousal support
§466(a)(1), (2), (4), (7), (16),(17), (19), (b), (c) and (d) Requirement of statutorily prescribed procedures to improve effectiveness of child support enforcement
45 CFR 302.60 Collection of past-due support from Federal tax refunds
45 CFR 302.80 Medical support enforcement
45 CFR 303.6 Enforcement of support obligations
45 CFR 303.7 Provision of services in intergovernmental IV-D cases
45 CFR 303.31 Securing and enforcing medical support obligations
45 CFR 303.32 National Medical Support Notice
45 CFR 303.72 Requests for collection for past-due support by Federal tax refund offset 
45 CFR 303.73 Applications to use the courts of the United States to enforce court orders
45 CFR 303.100 Procedures for income withholding

Subject State Authority
Enforcement Wyo. Stat. § 20-2-310 Enforcement of child support
Wyo. Stat. § 20-2-312 Redirection of child support
Wyo. Stat. §§ 20-2-401 – 20-2-406 Medical Support for Children
Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-104 Child support enforcement services generally
Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-106 Powers and duties of department regarding collection of support
Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-111 Driver’s license suspension; nonpayment of child support; administrative hearings
Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-112 Professional, occupational, or recreational license suspension; nonpayment of child support; notice and hearing
Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-201 – 20-6-222 Income Withholding Act
Wyoming Child Support Enforcement Rules
Chapter 4 General Services
Chapter 6 Income Withholding
Chapter 7 Federal Offset Program
Chapter 8 Consumer Credit Reports and Reporting
Chapter 9 Financial Institution Data Match
Chapter 10 License Revocation and Suspension
Policy Number Effective Date
13.5 October 1, 2010


Once a parental contribution for a child placed in foster care is established or an existing child support obligation is redirected to the Department of Family Services (DFS), the Wyoming CSE Program can use all federal and state enforcement remedies to monitor foster care cases for payments and enforce the order when the non-custodial parent does not meet his or her child and/or medical support obligation(s).


Once a parental contribution is established for a child in a state case or an existing child support obligation is redirected to the DFS, the Wyoming CSE Program will enforce the child and medical support order as detailed in Chapter 9 Enforcement.  The enforcement remedies available to the case worker include:

  • Administrative Remedies
    • Federal Tax Offset Program
    • Federal Administrative Offset Program
    • Passport Denial
    • Multistate Financial Institution Data Match
    • Insurance Match Program
    • Credit Bureau Reporting
    • Financial Institution Data Match (FIDM)
    • Unclaimed Properties
  • Dunning Letters
  • Contempt
  • Federal Prosecution
  • Lien
  • License Suspension
  • Wage Withholding

Connected Cases

Many foster care child and medical support obligations are redirected from an original divorce decree or paternity order (See 13.4 Foster Care – Establishment).  When this occurs, the Wyoming CSE Program will enforce the child support obligation as it would any other IV-D child support case; however, when the child leaves state custody, the case worker will re-direct the child support and medical support obligations back to the original order.  Once a child is transferred to another POSSE case, the foster care case will become an “arrears only” case.  

Note:  While the District CSE Office will continue enforcement actions to collect the child support arrears due on the foster care case, federal distribution laws described in Chapter 14 Collection and Distribution may require the distribution and disbursement of the child support collected to the “tie-to” case with current support rather than the foster care case.

Cross Reference


Version Number Last Revised Date
1 July 1, 2014