You are always free to file a petition to enforce the child support order, even if you have a case with DES and they have chosen not to proceed. Depending on the facts, the court can enforce the order by entering a judgment against the non-paying parent, setting a purge (a lump sum payment that goes toward the arrears and is paid to stay out of jail), and sending the non-paying parent to “Accountability Court” where his monthly payment will be monitored on a month-by-month basis. Do you know why DES is not acting? Generally they will file a request to enforce so long as they have a valid address for the person and they are not receiving disability payments (being disabled is a valid basis for non-payment of support). I would recommend going into the DES office and finding out exactly why they are not proceeding despite your request to do so. Once you have that information call us to set up a consultation and we would be happy to sit down with you and work out a plan to get your case back into paying status.