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Child Support Liens

At the initial consultation with an attorney for a potential personal injury claim, it is extremely important to make the attorney privy to any and all information regarding any child support debt that you may have.

In the state of Rhode Island the, "Insurance Intercept Act", mandates that any insurance company that is making a settlement of $3,000 or more must run a child support check on the claimant in order to make sure there is no outstanding child support debt that the claimant owes. If the claimant or, "non-custodial parent", is a match on the search, the insurance company is obligated by law to pay the Rhode Island Family Court the proceeds from the settlement up to the past due amount.

In other words, any outstanding child support will be deducted from your settlement and money will not be dispersed to you until the lien is satisfied. It is important to let your attorney know of any child support that is past due prior to setting up a claim against the liable parties insurance company so that the necessary and proper steps can be taken in order to help protect your settlement money at the end of the case.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, you need personal injury attorneys who know the law. Karns Law Group personal injury lawyers offer free consultations and no fee unless successful. Their experience in handling cases involving child support liens is extensive, and they are familiar with reviewing the kinds of data that can help prove negligence in an injury situation. Contact them now at either of their easy to reach Rhode Island locations in Providence at (401) 270-0023 and Middletown at (401) 841-5300 for an appointment.

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