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Probably, yes. Child support is ordered by a Court because a child has a right to be "supported" by 2 parents. If one or both of those parents fails their responsibility to the child then the Court will take action. Whether you are injured or not, your child still needs to be cared for. Who supports you? Feeds you? Pays your rent & utility bills? A judge will ask you these questions if you are ordered to appear for a "Show-Cause" hearing. (a "Show-Cause" hearing is where the judge tells you to come to court & "show" what "caused" you to get behind on your payments. Usually you will be allowed to set up a payment plan; most judges know that jail will help no one & will only lock up the worst offenders. You may be eligible for Workmans Comp or Disabilty, depending on how you were injured & how long until you will be able to work again.

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Can child support paid to the custodial parent be garnished if they owe other debts?

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Can you file bankruptcy to discharge child support payments?

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A father wanting to be emancipated from his child who is 18 to relief himself from paying child support he is behind on child support and wants out what can happen?

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If your child starts employment does that affect your child support payments?

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What can and cannot be garnished from your retirement?

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Has ssi been order by the court to pay childsupport?

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Could you get child support from someone who is on ssi?

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where can i get a cash payout for spousal support payments?

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Can you put child support in a bankruptcy?

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Can child support payments come from your spouse?

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Does your child support money get deducted from your ssi check?

No. SSI beneficiaries are exempt from paying child support (except for past-due support). Child support cannot be garnished from SSI payments.


How can you prove you have made cash payments for child support?

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Does my ex-husband have to pay spousal and child support payments owed due to a divorce decree if he goes bankrupt?

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Can you stop your child from receiveing payments from your diablitiy benefits if they do not live with you?

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Can you claim child support on taxes?

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Can a father be denied visitation if he is behind on child support?

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What chapter should you file if you are behind on your mortgage?

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Do I need to file a tax return if I receive child support?

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Child support and ssi?

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What was the basic purpose of the Social Security Act?

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Can your car be repossessed if there is not a lien on your car you were not behind on your payments?

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Does receiving welfare make you exempt from paying child support?

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Can you include back child support payments in a chapter 7 bankruptcy?

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