How does a mom collect child support for her child when their father is on unemployment?

I just went through this situation and the answer is you dont! Sucks...yes but as the judge looks at it you cant get blood from a stone.

Now his payments will back up and when he does start working again he will owe you all that back support and you can also try FRO. They will take his Tax returns and give them to you in lu of payments.

Child support can be garnished from unemployment benefits - contact your State's child support agency. Be patient but persistent. Good luck!