Best to speak with your attorney and/or an attorney who handles family law matters.
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So sorry to hear about your injury. Child support orders for payment do not stop automatically due to your disability. It is your obligation to file a Motion to Modify the Judgement and Order of the Court. Without modification (reduction) the support amount continues to add up. So you need to take the step of calling a family law attorney. Don’t hide your head in the sand. This money mounts quickly.
If your brain injury was due to the fault of another then you should also call a personal injury trial attorney. Good luck to you.
It is your duty to notify the court of any change in status that requires modification. There are ways to reduce your child support arrears. Your child's parent may be able to support the child on their own, they may agree to waive past support. If they are unwilling to do so, you should contact an attorney about filing a modification. The modification can be back-dated to the date of your disability, and an attorney should be able to help you do that quickly and efficiently. This will lower the amount in arrears.
You will need to file in the jurisdiction that issued the order for child support, and it is a good idea to hire an attorney from that same jurisdiction.
If you have a claim based on your injury, you should contact an attorney if you don't already have one. In any case, be aware that the child support arrears may lower the amount you end up with in your pocket.
Injury claim or not, hiring an attorney to help modify your child support order will probably save you money in the long run.
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