In accordance with the 1975 Child Support Services Act, private information disclosed as part of child support cases is not a matter of public record. This includes financial information. Hearings involving the payment of child support, however, are a matter of public record.
This essentially means that personal information, such as social security numbers, income and specifics to the case for child support, are restricted only to members of the court and each parent. If a parent who is ordered to pay child support fails to do so, and legal action is brought against that parent, the failure to pay may be made public.