August 30, 2011

State of Alabama
Press Release: Human Resources, Department of

Child Support Interest Rate to change September 1, 2011

Recent changes to Section 8-8-10, Code of Alabama 1975, changed the rate of interest charged on judgments.  As of September 1, 2011, the interest rate charged on past due child support arrears will be 7.5% per year.   Child Support arrearage judgments that occurred between November 13, 1981 and August 31, 2011 shall accrue interest at the rate of 12%.  Judgments prior to 11/13/81 will continue to accrue interest at the rate of 6%. 

Alabama’s statewide child support computer system has been modified to properly calculate this interest.

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