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Delaware Bill Would Ignite Collection of Child Support Debt from Gamblers

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As more and more child support payments fall into arrears around the United States, legislatures and law enforcement personnel are continually looking into new options to collect on those past-due amounts.  This appears to be what’s happening in Delaware, as the legislature there is looking into the possibility of providing casinos with data from its child support enforcement agency so that slot machine winnings could be collected in order to be applied towards these delinquencies for those non-custodial parents who are behind on their payments.

As of now, this issue is coming to light in the form of a bill that has passed the Senate in the state and will now move to its next step.  If the bill passes into law, it would allow casinos access to data that is tracked by the Division of Child Support Enforcement.  Any slot machine winnings that would necessitate the issuance of a W2-G form for winnings of $1,200 or more would be cross-referenced with that data.  If the winner is someone who is delinquent with child support payments, those winnings would be withheld and applied to the total amount in arrears after the appropriate amount of income taxes are deducted.

Enforcement strategies like this one are beginning to arise in many different places, and as is usually the case there are groups on both sides of this issue.  Child support advocates are applauding the bill as a positive step forward.  Opponents are generally of the belief that this system could place an onerous standard on casinos.

San Diego Child Support Lawyers

What this type of news should tell anyone who is dealing with a child support issue of any type is that if someone fails to remain current on this obligation, it can lead to serious problems on several fronts.  Anyone who faces the possibility of being unable to continue with current child support payments needs to be proactive in dealing with the situation before consequences are levied.

If you are someone who is dealing with this type of a problem, seek the help of San Diego child support lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of fathers for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.