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    cibolosylvia is offline Junior Member
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    Brothers Inheritance

    TEXAS. My brother is under the impression that as long as he is paying child support of $25 per week, he is not under any pressure of having his inheritance released to his ex-wife for child support in arears. Is this correct or can she still claim the arrears to be paid, which is in the thousands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cibolosylvia
    TEXAS. My brother is under the impression that as long as he is paying child support of $25 per week, he is not under any pressure of having his inheritance released to his ex-wife for child support in arears. Is this correct or can she still claim the arrears to be paid, which is in the thousands?
    More than likely, even if he weren't paying any support, the inheritence would not be released directly to his ex-wife. Once he receives the inheritence, depending on exactly what he does with it, she could put a lien on any property or bank accounts and collect her money that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cibolosylvia
    TEXAS. My brother is under the impression that as long as he is paying child support of $25 per week, he is not under any pressure of having his inheritance released to his ex-wife for child support in arears. Is this correct or can she still claim the arrears to be paid, which is in the thousands?
    In my state (California) if you have a case open with the DCSS, the state can attach inheritance to pay child support in arrears. If your brother is thousands in arrears, he shouldn't be overly confident that his inheritance won't be attached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justmom611
    In my state (California) if you have a case open with the DCSS, the state can attach inheritance to pay child support in arrears. If your brother is thousands in arrears, he shouldn't be overly confident that his inheritance won't be attached.
    While that may be true in Califonia, it is not so in TEXAS. the OAG will not attach the inheritance directly. One he tranfers ownership og inherited property to his name or places any inherited money into a bank account, a lien can be placed on the property and/or account for the past due amount.

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