San Antonio, TX asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Banking and Child Support for Michigan

Q: Can a bank legally take money from my account that was a veterans disability back payment. And send it to child support

I’ve been actively making my monthly child support payments and I got a lump sum va disability payment. my bank held and took funds to send to my child’s mother via child support office .Is this lawful?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Likely yes. First, your bank didn't do anything except comply with a presumptive lawful order issued by a court. Your issue is with the court, not the bank.

VA disability is considered income for child support purposes, and so is subject to garnishment.

I would suggest you contact the Friend of the Court to see what is going on with your payments.

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