There are many different actions states take to try to address failures to pay child support. One of the more common and well-known actions is the bringing of criminal charges against individuals accused of child support delinquency. However, not all state actions to address child support delinquency involve the criminal justice system. For example, a Midwest state has recently started using the suspension of securities-selling licenses to try to address failures to pay child support.
The state in question is Indiana. The state reportedly looked through the records of state-licensed stockbrokers to determine if any of them were delinquent on child support. Reportedly, in this review, the state identified four state-licensed stockbrokers who were behind by $4,000 or more on their child support payments.