Walnut Creek, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: I have a worker comp case ready to settle and a lien for child support appearred, can they take the entire settlement

If owed more than the settlement can they leave me with zero compensation?

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Michael Ian Rott
Michael Ian Rott
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The law requires that prior to a Workers' Compensation Judge approving a settlement liens regarding child support must be resolved. In your case, if you owe more than the settlement amount, the Child Support Division of the District Attorney's Office will seek the full amount of their lien.

While the total outstanding child support lien is required to be paid in fuller, there have been cases where we have successfully negotiated a lesser amount to be deducted from the settlement.

It is highly recommended you hire a lawyer to assist.

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