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What is a “Notice of Child Support Delinquency?”

Produced by Attorney Jeff Wolf for MassLegalHelp
Reviewed June 2013

A Notice of Child Support Delinquency is a warning from the Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division (DOR/CSE) that if you do not pay past due child support they will use their legal powers to collect it.

The Notice tells you the amount of child support you owe.

It demands that you pay that amount within 30 days.

It warns you about the ways DOR/CSE can collect the past due child support.

And it tells you that the child support debt is a “lien” on your real estate and personal property.  If DOR/CSE puts a lien on your property, it means that if you need to sell your property, money you get from the sale will go to paying the overdue child support.  Also a lien on your property makes it harder to borrow money.

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