The state of Mississippi is collecting more than 5% more child support than a year ago, up from $206 million to $218 million. Here’s a story about it from the Gulfport/Biloxi Sun Herald.
The state collects child support in about half the cases it takes on. In addition to taking delinquent parents to court, the state has actually begun suspending driving and personal licenses for parents who don’t pay, as well as seizing their assets. Last year Mississippi suspended just under 11,000 personal and professional licenses.
The state has 29 attorneys who work child support cases across the state and hopes to add 17 more.