Single parents all across the country head to child support offices on a day to day basis, hoping to get the money owed to them by their exes.
Many agencies also stay busy, trying to retrieve the money from these deadbeat parents.
Currently, there are more than 40,000 active cases in the Arklatex dealing with unpaid child support.
William Tilley, the Area Director with the Department of Children and Family Services says some of the areas worst offenders owe their fair share of money.
"We have some cases of over 100-thousand dollars in arrears," said Tilley.
To combat the problem, agencies like the DCFS use all the tools and technology available to them to get the money that is owed.
Agencies will strip the delinquent parent of privileges, such as there driver's license, hunting license, business license, federal and state income tax returns and passports.
Tilley says one of the most effective ways to get the money is through their casino and lottery intercepts.
Louisiana has 18 casinos that participate in the operation. If a deadbeat parent wins more than $1,200, the child cashes in.
"Since September of 2011 is when we started it, statewide we've had over 806-thousand dollars collected from casino winnings," said Tilley.
Overall, Tilley says the DCFS collects close to $4.7 million a month in child support payments in this region.
Tilley says if the non-custodial parent doesn't make a payment within three to six months, the department rules them back to court on contempt.
The charge of contempt can carry up to a 90 day jail sentence.