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.