Learn About Your Current Debt
HOW MUCH DO YOU OWE?
Your summary report/case update will have information about your current debt level -- these numbers can sometimes be overwhelming but don’t get discouraged!
DO YOU OWE MONEY TO SOCIAL SERVICES, THE CUSTODIAL PARENT, OR BOTH?
It’s important to figure this out because the process of getting the debt adjusted depends on who you owe. Your summary report will tell you how much of your debt is owed directly to the custodial parent and how much is owed to Social Services.
IS YOUR DEBT/ARREARS STILL PILING UP?
If your child is an adult then you might not be adding (aka “accruing”) any more debt. In most states child support stops at age 18, when the child finishes high school, or if they emancipate but each state’s law is a little different. A summary of state laws is here.