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Amount currently collected via the Indiana Child Support Bureau

Total Arrearages owed $2,299,410,218.00 Total Collected $175,008,512.001
8% of arrearages owed to Indiana families was collected & distributed.
38% of Indiana families do not 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 Emancipation

Indiana Code (IC 31-16-6-6) states the duty of child support ceases when a child reaches age 19 unless any of the following occurs and approved by order of the court:

The child is emancipated prior to age 19 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
Married
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 Indiana order

Indiana 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.

Interest

If the arrearage amount has been established in a court order/judgment, also known as the adjudicated arrearages, the principal amount can accumulate 8% interest per annum. The court may also award interest up to 1 1/2% per month to be paid on any delinquent child support payment/arrearage.
1 Data Source: Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement /Annual Reports & Statistics - FY 2013 Preliminary Report