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Part 3:  COVID- 19, YOUR DIVORCE & YOUR STIMULUS CHECK:  WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU OWE DELINQUENT CHILD SUPPORT?

By May 8, 2020 Posted in News

The question has come up in recent weeks, “If I am behind on my child support will I get my stimulus check?”  The answer is clear that, depending on the amount you owe in back child support, you may either receive a reduced stimulus check or potentially no check at all.  The CARES Act, which authorized the payment of the stimulus checks, did not suspend collection of delinquent child support payments as it did with other debts like overdue student loans or back taxes.  Because delinquent child support payments were not suspended, the relief check you would have received can be garnished if you owe delinquent child support.  The stimulus funds will be delivered to the appropriate child support collecting agency and disbursed to the parent who is owed the child support.

Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact our office Simpson Legal Group, LLC at (712) 256-9899.

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