Ask the experts… can we collect a lump sum in child support?
I am writing to inquire about child support collection. I am owed over $37,000. Is it possible for you to offer the deadbeat a lump sum settlement so I can collect my child support in a lump sum payment of what is currently owed and then close the case? I have been fighting with the child support enforcement agency, going to court more times than I can count and chasing him around for years. I am 43 years old, 21 of which I have been playing this game and want it to end. I would be willing to accept the lump sum payment of what is currently owed and not pursue any further collections. Can you help with this?
Thank you for the email and question. Unfortunately I cannot say if a lump sum payment is possible as you provided no info on the non-custodial parent and what he does for income and where he is located. While we have negotiated settlements and lump sums offers in many cases, the majority of our clients do receive payments. Please note that since it appears that you have a case open with the state, all settlements would need to go through the proper channels with the state child support division.
If you can provide some details on the case, I can better answer your questions. If you would prefer to discuss the case, please feel free to give me a call and I’d be happy to answer your questions.