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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Estate Planning and Probate for Delaware on

Q: My ex died with no spouse, will, estate or rep and owed child support. Can our kid get his annuity before his mom?

He was almost $18K in child support arrears and his mom never knew about his annuity, so she never set up probate court. Instead she simply had him cremated. How do I place a lien against his annuity?

Kenneth V Zichi answered on Jan 17, 2018

If he owes back child support, and the annuity will pass through probate you can make a claim against the estate for the child support.

The process is complicated, and if your children are all minors their interest in the estate needs to be addressed, and FURTHER if there was a beneficiary...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Delaware on

Q: I have two kids and my ex-boyfriend will start paying. He has never paid before.

One of the kids are almost 3. The other is 4 days old. And im considered disabled to work.

Charles Snyderman answered on Jul 25, 2014

Please ask your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Delaware on

Q: When we went to court the mother wasn't working.Now she is married and has a good paying job, can I get payment reduced?

I live in Delaware and she lives in PA and we've been paying for 2.5 years.

Charles Snyderman answered on Jul 25, 2014

The answer is probably "yes," but I suggest you schedule an appointment with a family law attorney to discuss.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Delaware on

Q: If someone is earning only 25, 000 a year and is 1,300 a month in child support. Can their payments reduced ?

To help them be able to afford their own bills even they live in Delaware and they pay child support in Virginia?

Charles Snyderman answered on May 12, 2014

Based on the way you asked the question, it appears that the parent paying child support lives in Delaware, and the child lives in Virginia. In Delaware, the court applies a formula for determining whether to modify child support. If it was a Virginia court that ordered child support and the... Read more »

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