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Unpaid Child Support: How to Track Using Data Tools


Collecting child support from a non-custodial parent can prove difficult, especially if the parent is a deadbeat that has no intention of taking up parental responsibility. Children need the basics to survive, and parental responsibility lies with both parents, regardless of whether they live together or not. That’s why courts order unpaid child support payments to safeguard children’s welfare. Unfortunately, some parents refuse to comply with court orders and instead become child support evaders.

Most evaders try to frustrate child support enforcement by relocating to states with no records to show they should pay child support. Consequently, custodial parents and enforcement officers have no option but to track them down so that they fulfill their obligations.

Tracking down a child support evader who does not want to be found can prove a little bit difficult. However, with advancements in technology, you can use certain data tools that will make your work much easier, whether you are the parent that should receive child support or a child support enforcement officer.

How Do the Data Tools Work?

Most data tools give one access to millions of government records. The data includes driving license details, physical addresses, work addresses, among other things. With data tools, you no longer have to search for data on deadbeat parents manually. A process that would take weeks in the past takes a few seconds.

Depending on the data tool you use, you can search for information using the deadbeat parent’s social security number (if you know it) or the name. If you have additional information, like the age, race, sex, or date of birth, you can key it in to accurately narrow down the results that the data tool will give you. The data tool will automatically help you locate the person you are trying to track down.

If there are no results on the information you keyed in, your search remains queued. Therefore, your provider will notify you when the database is updated, and there is new data on the person you are trying to track down. Once you locate the person you are looking for, inform the necessary officials to enforce payment.

How Often is the Data Updated?

Providers with good data tools update their databases frequently, either monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly. The updates are highly reliant on when different states update their systems since data tools obtain information from various government agencies.

Good providers keep their data as current as possible, especially since child support evaders are always looking for new ways to stop paying child support.

Advantages of Using Data Tools to Track Down Unpaid Child Support

1. Saves you time

With data tools, you don’t have to wait for weeks to get basic information about deadbeat parents. A simple search using their name or social security number can lead you right to their doorstep to demand unpaid child support.

2. Saves you money

Using data tools can save you a lot of money since you do not have to pay agents to obtain basic information.

3. Saves the government money

The government should pay benefits to families that do not receive child support. With data tools, they can locate the child support evaders and enforce payment. Consequently, the government will not have to pay millions of dollars to various families.

At Enformion, we have data tools that allow you to access massive amounts of data. The data can help you track down unpaid child support. If you are trying to track down a parent evading child support payment, contact us for a stress-free experience. Our experts will help you track down the deadbeat parent.

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