The Child Support Program can provide services when either parent lives in another state. Federal law requires cooperation between states. Federal law also:
Requires employers to comply with income withholding orders from other states.
Provides guidance to states to determine which state is responsible for modifying a child support order.
Ensures that only one current order for support is in effect at any time. This means if there are multiple orders that exist, one order will be created to replace the previous orders.
The Child Support Program has many tools to use when trying to find where a parent lives or works. See Locating the Other Parent for more information.
If a non-custodial parent moves to a different state in order to avoid paying child support there may be other enforcement options available that you may discuss with your case manager. See Enforcement for more information.
For more information about how states work together see Steps for an Interstate Case.