In Virginia, can the government of any state take your only home for back child support?

Asked 4 months ago - Martinsville, VA

I live in Virginia and still owe some back child support in Florida. My mother wants to by me a house, if she does this and the house is in my name, can Florida take the house to pay off what I still owe? Could I put the house in both mine and my wife's name to prevent this?

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  1. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . A fraudulent transfer of assets in order to avoid child support arrears could get you even in more trouble.

    Yes, judgments from other states can he enforced in Virginia.

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  2. Michael Cleveland Daugherty

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    Answered . The Department of Child Support Enforcement can put a lien on a home and I agree with the previous attorney. I think the best course of action would be to have your mother give you a loan to pay the child support arrears off. Then you would no longer have to worry about issues such as this one.

    This is not legal advice, this is a general response that is only intended to be an analysis of the question and... more

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