Private Child Support Services:
Many independently run child support services boast impressive success rates and client testimonials. However, it's important for parents to use caution before considering the use of an independent collection service. In addition, it's important to note that these private repossession services are separate from each state's Office of Child Support Enforcement, which collaborate with the federal OCSE under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act.
The Cost of Using Private Child Support Services:
Private Child Support Services vs. State-Run Services:
Questions to Ask Before Using Private Child Collection Services:
- How does the agency decide which cases to take? - The agency's success rate may look impressive, but those numbers don't include the cases they decided not to take.
- Has the Better Business Bureau processed any complaints against the agency? - Make sure that you research the company's reputation through the Better Business Bureau.
- What percentage of the total child support collected does the agency keep? - Private child support services stay in business by keeping a portion of every dollar they collect.