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Rhode Island Child Support Information

We regret to inform you that we are unable to work your case. The law of the land in Rhode Island can be referred to as the Deadbeat Protection Act and represents one of the most egregious state laws protecting deadbeat parents.

The state of Rhode Island requires Private Child Support Enforcement Agencies to follow the guidelines of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) (RI Title 19-14.9). The state of Rhode Island has placed the value of enforcing a child support order no higher than that of trying to collect on a refrigerator bill.

Due to these requirements it becomes ineffective for private enforcement agencies to work cases from this state leaving your only options to try and enforce your child support order through the RI child support office or a private attorney.

THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND ESENTIALLY TOOK AWAY THE RIGHTS OF ITS CITIZENS TO USE OTHER OPTIONS IN ORDER TO ENFORCE A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER EFFECTIVELY.

7% of a total of $234,842,340.001 of arrearages owed in Rhode Island was collected by the RI CSE. 40% of Rhode Island families do not receive their current child support.

THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!

If you believe this is wrong and citizens' rights and opportunities should not be affected, write your state Senator or local Representative and request they review their policies.

1 Data Source: Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement /Annual Reports & Statistics - FY 2013 Preliminary Report