I think that wage garnishment is a great idea. In fact, I think this should be done from the very beginning, even before a parent stops paying child support. I think it would make things a lot easier and completely remove the process of reporting a parent who does not pay.
The child support system seems to run on trust. When a court orders that a parent pay child support, it is assumed that the parent will follow these orders. And I'm sure that most people do. But there are also a considerable number of parents who do not make the payments or who report false information to lower and stop their payments. The parent with the custody has to then file a case about it and the court or agency has to take action such as wage garnishment.
But all of this takes some time. If the child support agency automatically put in place wage garnishment for each child support case, won't that make life a lot easier for everyone?