Can I Choose To Forgive The Child Support Arrears That Are Owed By My Ex?
Today’s question comes to us from Maria and she wants to know whether or not she can choose to forgive the child support arrears that is owed by her ex.
The answer to this is most often you can reach an agreement with the other party and the District Attorney’s Child Support Division to waive the arrears that are owed by the other party, unless there is state assistance that is being collected by the parties.
Upon beginning to accept state assistance, the State then becomes the person who the child support is being paid to. So, every time child support is being paid, the State collects that money and pays back the assistance that was given to the parties.
Therefore, you cannot unilaterally waive or forgive the arrears because you are no longer responsible for that money. It is the State’s responsibility. It is the State who collects that money now. You can discuss this with your case worker and see if maybe you can come to an agreement for them to reduce the amount that is owed, or maybe make lower payments on the amount that is owed, or possibly they might agree to forgive it, but it is up to the State at this time to be able to decide whether or not they want to forgive the arrears if you are collecting state assistance.
I hope, Maria, that this has answered your question. If you want to discuss this further, please don’t hesitate. Go to Vegasdivorcemeeting.com. I’ll be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss this a little further.
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