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Can I be prevented from buying a car if I owe back child support payments?

Brockton, MA |
Filed under: Child support arrears

A client wants to buy a car and he is afraid that he will be denied due to back child support payments being outstanding. Is it possible for him to buy a car in order to get a job and go to work?

If there is a Judgement for back child support payments and it is appearing on his credit report, is there any way for him to get around that? His child/children are in their mid-twenties now.

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If he has a judgment for child support then it could be appearing on his credit report. And if so, banks and dealers have the right to deny or approve any application for credit they get.

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Under some circumstances, his license could also be suspended.

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