My dad has missed multiple payments since he had to start paying when I was about 11, I was wondering if there was any way I could get those past due payments sent to me instead of my mom? I've heard people talk about me being able to do it, but I'm not sure if I actually can or how to start the process.
You can only get the mother's payments if you are the beneficiary through her estate or if she assigns her interest and rights to you. Child support is owed and paid by one parent to the other parent, except where the State has helped with Medicaid or TANF.
Thomas J. Baker of Baker & Tisdale PLLC principally practices in the Central Texas area, including Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Milam and Williamson counties. The advice given here is not and ahould not be taken as a substitute for in-personal consultation with counsel, particularly where legal documents, such as court orders need to be reviewed. I am Board-Certified in Family Law but not in any other areas of practice.
I would contact the AG and find out how much is considered "owed" based on the payment record. The orders provide the money to your mother for your benefit, but you are not a named payee in the Court Order. Your mother could assign this right to you at her death as well.
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