Can i collect child support if the dad won a wrongful death suit.

Asked over 3 years ago - Buffalo, NY

I have custody of my grandson,his dad is in prison,he has never paid child support ,recently he was awarded 20,000 from a wrongful death suit,how can my grandson get his child support

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  1. Lance Howard Meyer

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    Answered . You would need an order of child support before you attempt to collect anything from the Father. If you do not have an order of child support you should file for one immediately.

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  2. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . You should get a family law attorney from Avvo, if you don't have one, to handle ASAP.

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  3. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . I suggest you immediately contact a family law attorney who can assist you in placing a lien on the wrongful death recovery and aid you in collecting the overdue support payments. Do not delay, as this person may attempt to secrete or spend the funds before you get at them.

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