WA State Custody Information for Non-Custodial Parents

A non-custodial parent does not have physical and/or legal custody of their child, but they still have responsibilities to their children, such as child support, medical bills, and visitation.  However, according to the Washington State Division of Child Support, “only about one-half of the custodial parents due child support receive full payment. About twenty-five percent receive partial payment and twenty-five percent receive nothing.”  Non-custodial parents who try to avoid their child support obligations can be subject to wage garnishments, liens on property, and seizure of vehicles and other personal property, just to name a few of the actions the Division of Child Support may take.  The state has published a brochure to help parents understand their rights:  State of Washington: Non-Custodial Parents’ Rights and Responsibilities.