MARYLAND: Child Support enforcement department uses a range of tactics to tackle child support cases, according to the agency’s internal document, which was reviewed by News.org.au.
One of the most effective ways to tackle cases of child support is through the court process.
This is done by referring the matter to the Court of Appeal, which will decide whether the amount owed by the respondent is in fact excessive.
In addition to using the Court-Appeal process, Child Support Department’s legal team also makes a variety of requests for additional information.
This includes requesting information about the respondent’s financial status and the amount owing.
If there are any concerns that the respondent might be receiving benefits from the Commonwealth Government, Child Security is notified.
In other cases, the department uses the Court Appeal process to ask the court for a direction to the respondent to provide more information.
However, the Child Support Agency is also able to make a request to the court that the amount of child maintenance owed should be reduced.
This request can only be granted if the respondent has previously complied with Child Support Administration rules.
As part of its investigation, Child Services received information that a former employee of the Child Services Department had been paid over $30,000.
The employee, who worked in the Department of Human Services, was allegedly paid an additional $10,000 per week in order to avoid paying child support to a relative.
Child Services said the Department’s Office of the Inspector General was working with the Department to identify who paid the former employee.
The Child Support Service will also contact the Department regarding a potential breach of a child support order.
Child Support Agency’s internal documents, obtained under Freedom of Information legislation, state that Child Support Division, which manages the Child Protection Enforcement Division, conducts regular audits of child welfare enforcement and child support compliance.
In one example, Child Safety Division is responsible for child welfare compliance in relation to a former staff member who allegedly owed the department more than $8,000 in child support.
The Department will also conduct regular audits to ensure compliance with the Child Maintenance Administration rules in relation.
The document further states that the Child Safety division has the ability to issue notices of non-compliance with child support rules and regulations.
The Department’s Child Services and Child Support division have both issued warnings to staff regarding alleged non-compliances in relation in some cases to non-enforcement of court orders and court orders by former staff members.