Consumer Alert! Beware of Private Child Support Collectors

Private Child Support Collection Agencies subject of several investigative reports:

New!! Beware of law firms stating they can locate an absent parent for a high fee, $200, it can be a “hook” to get you to sign up with them for collections at a high fee

Families report being ripped off by private child support collection agencies.

Includes payments collected by the family themselves, government agencies and private attorneys because the private collector intercepts all payments made after a custodial parent signs power of attorney forms

Desperate to collect child support to feed and clothe their children, some families fall prey to private collection agency schemes that get them to sign misleading contracts and grant powers of attorney that are unbreakable. Several lawsuits have been filed against some private child support collection agencies due to these problems

Other problems

  • The private collection agency collected payments from the non-custodial parent but never sent the payments to the family.
  • Private agencies have closed down and totally disappeared after custodial parents have paid application fees of over $100.
  • Families owed support have had to pay additional court costs and attorney’s fees on top of the30- 50% fee taken from the child support collected.

Child Support Warrants

Finding The Nonpayors Social Security Number to Collect Child Support

 

Geraldine Jensen

Geraldine Jensen

Geraldine Jensen is a child support enforcement expert. She is the author of How to Collect Child Support and the Status of Child Support Enforcement in the U.S.Geraldine is the founder of ACES, Association for Children for Enforcement of Support, Inc. ACES was founded in Toledo, Oho and grew to have 400 chapters in 48 states with over 50,000 members. ACES successfully advocated for children's legal and moral right to child support payments. At ACES,she advocates for, coaches and empowers single parents.
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