Indiana Child Support Information
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Amount currently collected via the Indiana Child Support BureauTotal Arrearages owed $2,208,309,355.00 Total Collected $175,207,913.001
8% of arrearages owed to Indiana families was collected & distributed
Only 43% of Indiana families receive their current child support
Who is in charge of enforcing a child support order?The child support enforcement agency in Indiana is the Child Support Bureau of the Department of Child Services. The Child Support Bureau then utilizes the individual county Prosecuting Attorney offices for the enforcement of those orders on the local level. This may also be known as the Title IV-D program.
Age of EmancipationIndiana Code (IC 31-16-6-6) states the duty of child support ceases when a child reaches age 21 unless any of the following occurs and approved by order of the court:
The child is emancipated prior to age 21 years of age
The child is incapacitated
The child is at least 18 years of age, not attending a secondary or postsecondary educational institution or capable of supporting themselves through employment.
Emancipation is also defined by this section as follows:
Joining the United States armed services
Not under the care or control of either parent or an individual or agency approved by the court.
Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support orderIndiana Code (34-11-2-10) indicates an action to enforce a child support obligation must be commenced no later than 10 years from the child's 18th birthday or emancipation whichever occurs first.
Indiana Code (34-11-2-12) provides the statute of limitations for an Indiana child support Judgment which expires 20 years from when the judgment was issued.