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an arreage is based on child support owed, as you know. i am sorry the child passed away, but while alive the custodial parent had to pay for and care for the child's needs. so that is what is being paid. in other words, because the child is no longer alive does not mean it did not live and have expenses while growing up.
if you were able to do anything, it would only be to have the amount reduced with that lump sum being paid.
We both understand the child did have expenses. The problem is the court would not reduce the amount after death which is excessive and causes a hardship on our part. The question is how do we get the monthly amount adjusted... after we get his bank account unfrozen.
thank you. you can go to the court and seek a modification on the monthly amount. that is the only way. you will need to show your budget with income to debt ratio, etc. and how the current monthly amount is putting you in financial straits.