Probation’s Child Support Enforcement Unit enforces child support orders. The unit monitors child support payments and seeks court action when those payments are overdue.
The role of this unit is the enforcement of court orders received from the Family Division of the Superior Court regarding the collection of child support, medical support and maintenance (alimony). The unit is not responsible for issues involving custody, visitation, equitable distribution or collection of other obligations. Specific responsibility and authority is governed by Federal Statutes Title IV-D and various regulations as defined in New Jersey Court Rules 5:6 and 5:7-4, 5:7-5.
Wage Execution: In October, 1990, the State of New Jersey
passed a law that required that all new child support
cases or any orders changed after that date be paid by
income execution. For cases already in existence, a 14
day delinquency must accrue before income can be
attached. Executions can be done against all forms of
income - wages, pensions, workmen's compensation,
unemployment compensation, and others.