More than 150 new laws go into effect come January 1st.  One new law makes it easier for state officials to go after a self-employed parent who's behind on paying child support.  The delinquent parent may have to provide the courts with monthly financial statements from their business.  

If the parent is unemployed, he or she will have to make consistent reports about their job search.  Or they'll have to report to the Department of Employment Security to look for work so they can pay child support.

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