Annapolis, MD asked in Personal Injury for Maryland

Q: Can my state settlement be intercepted

I have signed a release of all claims against state of Maryland for a vechicular accident

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2 Lawyer Answers
Uzoma Obi
Uzoma Obi
Answered
  • Hyattsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Your settlement can be reduced (or 'intercepted') by any liens that have been given to your lawyer to honor before your case settles.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
Answered
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It's not clear what you mean by "intercept". I've seen this lingo used by child support enforcement agencies. If someone owes back support, those agencies have the authority to get tax refund money prior to it being given to the child support obligor. If you owe back taxes to the state, you may wish to consult with a tax professional regarding consequences.

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