Laurel, MS asked in Car Accidents, Child Support, Personal Injury and Family Law for Mississippi

Q: How much will child support take out my personal injury settlement in Ms

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Gulfport, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: The answer is depends. First, how much are you getting in the settlement and how much do you owe in support. Based on the basic law in Mississippi, the DHS will want to recover as much as possible. If the child support lien can be fully satisfied while you still make any recovery, they will request full reimbursement. IF they cannot collect full funds, then they will listen to a reduced amount. If you have an attorney you should speak to them directly and get them working on a possible reduction. The amount and reduction may also be impacted on if the support is actually owed in Mississippi or from another state.

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