If I win money in a civil suit and owe child support. Can it be taken out of my award?

Asked about 1 year ago - Tustin, CA

I am in prison for 10 more years. Child support was done after my incarceration. Judge did not know I was incarcerated at the time of child support judgement.

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  1. Jeffrey Scott Drabin

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . A lien can be filed in a pending civil action to collect on your child support. So the short answer to your question is, yes, back child support can be taken out of any award you may obtain in a civil action if the party owed the support files a lien in that civil action for the collection of that obligation

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