Yes, lawsuit proceeds are subject to garnishment like any other non-exempt asset, but the creditor must have obtained judgment for the debt. The greater risk may be the contempt proceedings for failure to pay when the asset was received. The child support court can impose a jail sentence of up to 30 days or until the arrearage is paid, whichever is less, and that procedure can be repeated an unlimited number of times for another 30 days until the child support payments are brought current.
This is less a debt collection issue as labeled than child support, so the category has been corrected.
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