Divorcing parents have numerous factors to consider regarding the needs and interests of their children. Because of that, divorced parents in Rhode Island establish a child support agreement in order to ensure the financial needs of the children are met. While these orders are often followed and met, some situations complicate the enforcement of child support orders. When one parent moves to another state, this could present some enforcement issues.
How can parents enforce child support orders in another state? According to the State of Rhode Island Office of Child Support Services, federal law requires that the office of Child Support Services provide services for all families that have applied for location, paternity establishment or establishment of support obligation.