Child Support Recovery Act of 1994 Law and Legal Definition

Child Support Recovery Act of 1994 is a federal statute that makes it an offense for a person to willfully fail to pay past-due child support for a child who lived in another state. As per the Act the term "support obligation" means any amount determined under a court order or an order of an administrative process pursuant to the law of a State or of an Indian tribe to be due from a person for the support and maintenance of a child or of a child and the parent with whom the child is living. The Act has been replaced by the Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act.