Q: I owe arrears to my daughter’s mother. She passed away and I was awarded custody. What happens to the arrears ?
A: Typically the order can be terminated on death of a parent, but if there are state-owed arrears, the will collect until their debt is satisfied. You may need to file a pleading with the court to terminate the support, otherwise the state may continue to collect. A copy of the death certificate is usually required for proof.
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