What is Paternity Testing (or DNA Testing)?
How long does it take to receive the results from a paternity test?
How is the child support amount determined?
Can the CSE office assist me with visitation and custody issues?
Where should I send my payments?
N.C. Child Support Centralized Collections
PO Box 900006
Raleigh, NC 27675-9006
What other ways can I make my payments?
Income Withholding – Payments are deducted from your wages and sent to CSE by your employer.
Bank Draft – Payments are automatically deducted from your designated bank account. (To schedule a bank draft payment online, go to “Pay Child Support” on the eChild Support web site.)
By Credit Card at The NC Child Support Payment Processing Center Webpage.
What is an MPI number and where can I get one?
After I make a payment, how soon will the other party in my case receive a check?
I pay child support. What is the most that can be withheld each pay period from my income?
Forty percent (40%) of disposable income when you have only one support order
Forty-five percent (45%) of disposable income when you have multiple support orders and you are supporting a spouse or other children
Fifty percent (50%) of disposable income when you have multiple support orders and you are not supporting a spouse or other children.
However, employers can withhold an amount more than the maximum allowed by law if you provide CSE with a notarized written statement that allows a higher percentage to be withheld.
How do I know if the money is being used for my child?
What is "tax intercept"?
Intercepted tax refunds are used to pay child support debt that is owed to the state first and then to pay the custodial parent/client. Custodial parents/clients cannot receive tax intercept payments unless the NCP has filed taxes and is eligible for a tax refund. NCPs might not be eligible for a tax refund if they owe past due taxes or did not pay enough taxes during their employment to qualify for a refund. Any funds that remain after the NCP’s child support debt is paid off are returned to the NCP.
Why are intercepted federal tax refunds held for six (6) months?
When my child turns eighteen (18) years old, does child support stop?
Can the amount I owe for child support order change?
What are the other enforcement tools that CSE has?
Filing court action against NCPs who have not paid support as ordered;
Credit bureau reporting of all child support obligations handled by CSE;
Interception of state and federal tax refunds;
Liens on real or personal property that the NCP owns.
Professional license revocation