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Child Support Lien Network – Real Property Services
The Child Support Lien Network (CSLN) can provide a comprehensive Real Property lien solution that will enable child support agencies in states to increase collections and identify critical locate information. Using the same approach and systems we use for insurance intercept, CSLN offers a web-based processing module for real property lien processing. CSLN provides the match data, analysis, research, verification and validates the match results and can place the lien on the real property. In addition, CSLN can develop an electronic interface that will provide the state with lien information to update the child support system on all real property lien information.
As required under P.L. 98-378— the Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984 required improvements in State and local CSE programs including many new techniques utilized for enforcing the payment of Child Support like the use of real property liens. The CSLN proposed solution provides a consistent source of real property asset data on delinquent obligors. There is potential for current data to enable states to establish liens on real property assets for the purpose of enforcing child support orders. The most significant benefits are derived from the ability to issue real property liens on a timely and efficient basis when obligors sell or purchase real property, or desire to finance or re-finance property. Delinquent obligors will be required to satisfy child support arrears in order to provide a clear title to Real Property. Many child support programs typically file liens in the county the order is entered, however, obligors may have an interest in real property anywhere.
Our Real Property matching program provides a consistent and efficient process for identifying specific real property information. It spans across the nation to encompass all child support programs allowing them to take advantage of information that is not easily accessible. Our automated system increases the likelihood of timely issuance of liens, provides an additional resource for locate information, and most importantly it improves the well-being of children and families.
Further, child support programs are able to use real property information to verify assets and locate NCPs who have not communicated changes in their residence to child support agencies. Through our efforts with CSLN member states, over the past few years we understand that the State's primary objectives for asset location services are as follows:
In addition the CSLN will provide these services and further work to maximize the benefits gained by States from the CSLN Real Property Asset Location program by:
The CSLN plan meeting these objectives is based on three key elements:
Capitalize on Internet Communication
We provide secure methods for transmitting data between our database and the States via the Internet. Our program is not just geared to finding new assets to report, but encouraging a fully automated process that provides maximum benefit to the child support enforcement community. We provide the best Internet and electronic reporting options, and have found that today’s users prefer Internet reporting and electronic file transmission. Our staff accommodates member states with customized formats for transmitting and receiving data as well as formatting and providing customized legal documents to expedite the lien process.
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