Benefits of Wage Withholding

Income withholding also benefits employers:

  • Reduces the time an employee has to be absent from work for court appearances in support disputes
  • Reduces the psychological stress that a custodial parent experiences when support payments are missed and the family suffers financial hardship, making the custodial parent employee more productive on the job
  • Eliminates the paying parent’s stress from handling personal finances caused when he (or she) must balance his child’s needs with other financial obligations, which can hurt job performance
  • Helps reduce the cost of government, thereby helping to reduce taxes by placing the responsibility of supporting children on the children’s parents rather than taxpayers

Income withholding assists families in the following ways:

  • Paying child support regularly keeps the parent who owes child support from having to repeatedly return to court to answer charges of non-payment.
  • The parent who is owed child support will not have to face economic hardships because of failure to receive regular and timely child support.
  • Child support paid to a family on public assistance can make the difference between getting the family off public assistance and making it self-sufficient.