I was in a car accident back in December 2011. I had negotiated a settlement of about $7,000 and then I was informed of a child support lien on any monies I would receive from the settlement.
My question is: Do I have to continue with the settlement or can I just drop the whole thing? I am not going to get any of the $$$$ anyway because it will all go to the lien.
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You can drop the whole thing as long as the Court hasn’t already ordered the insurance company to “bind over” the funds to the child support division, or to the mother of your children. They are YOUR children aren’t they?
Although making social commentary is a matter I attempt to avoid, it bewilders the mind to understand why you would want to deny your own children. You may not like their mother, but taking it out on the children by denying them the financial support you previously agreed to, or were ordered by the court to pay, evidences your immaturity, lawlessness, selfishness, and myopia.
Why don’t you stand up and “do the right thing”. If not for anyone else, then for your children. They could probably use the money, whether for food, school supplies, diapers, or any of the other necessities children require.
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