Child support is often collected through income withholding orders which means it is paid by the non-custodial parent’s employer out of the parent’s wages.  Income withholding can include withholding wages or paychecks, commissions, bonuses, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation insurance, or retirement benefits.  If an employer receives an income withholding order, the employer must withhold money as required by the court order.  The employer is responsible for sending payments within seven days of withholding the money from the employee’s wages or earnings, and to continue to withhold and send payments until they are notified by the court that the order is suspended or changed.

If you have any questions regarding family or employment law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at