13.5 Enforcement


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.

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Last Revised Date

July 1, 2014