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Child Support Arrearages

When used in reference to child support payments, this term refers to an accumulation of the past child support payments that were not paid by the non-custodial parent of a child in the manner that was ordered by the court. Child Support Arrearages can become a relevant issue in some stepparent adoptions, or in the adoption of non-infant children, because even though a severance, or termination, of the parental rights of the non-custodial parent who was ordered by the court to pay child support, and the subsequent finalization of the child's adoption, will relieve that parent of the "future" legal obligation to pay child support for the child, in most states, this does not erase the legal obligation of the now ex-parent to pay the unpaid child support payments (Arrearages) that became due before the termination and adoption became final.

Question: Can a life insurance inheritance be withheld for child support arrearages in Pennsylvania? My ex's mother passed away leaving him the beneficiary of her life insurance and he owes child support arrearages and I am trying to find out if that money can be held and used to pay towards the back child support and any ideas on how to find out the life insurance information to provide to the department of child support enforcement.

Answer: Doubtful. It's not income garnished from an employer or a tax source. Even if there were a judgment filed, life insurance is generally not going to check the public records for them. Best bet would be to let CYS know he is coming into the money and have them press him for the arrerage thru the courts.


Child Support Arrearages Related Products and News

State collects $2M from gamblers for child support

KATC Lafayette News
The Advocate reports the program, which began in September 2011, collects child support arrears from gamblers when casino winnings total more than $1,200 at 19 state-licensed casinos. Department spokeswoman Lindsey deBlieux says all of the money ...

Opinion: Child support collection improves
Large arrears (back child support) were accruing on cases where the parent who owed the support could simply not afford to pay the entire order. As the arrears on child support cases grew, many parents who paid support were driven underground, hiding ...


DCFS Collects More than $2 Million in Arrears through Casino Intercept Program

Licenses suspended for child support evasion at all-time high
Those who have had no involvement with Ohio's child support system should know that the system makes mistakes quite frequently. Often those who are current with their child support obligations are mistakenly declared to be in arrears and they have to ...


New Jersey Law Journal
... into evidence documents that lacked proper evidential foundation, by improperly adding the counsel fee award to defendant's child support arrears, and by improperly imputing his income, resulting in the imposition of excessive alimony and child ...

Gambling winnings to child support

The state has hit the $2 million mark in confiscating gambling winnings to pay in arrears child support payments, the state Department of Children and Family Services announced Tuesday. As of June 2014, the child support casino intercept program has ...

Issues in our jails

The Daily Progress
For instance, one child would be $68 dollars per month, two would be $104, three would be $126, etc. If the court does order the minimum it will simply accumulate during his imprisonment and when he's released he will have an arrearage of that support.

IRD demand 'the final straw'

New Zealand Herald
His wife, Josephine - who was separated from her former IT consultant husband - believes he took his own life after income tax and child support arrears ballooned to $161,000. She finally looked into his affairs last week after being moved by the ...

Fugitive arrested for $53305 in back child support

Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
... payments on his child support, according to two Christian County warrants. A Christian Circuit warrant, alongside a district court warrant, states Tracy A. Hancock, 46, was taken into custody for court-ordered child support arrearages which totaled ...

Circuit Court News

Sawyer County Record
Eric A. Clause, 30, a resident of the LCO Men's Halfway House on West Haskins Road, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of felony failure to support his child from Oct. 1, 2012, through Feb. ... years of probation with conditions: He must obtain a ...