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If a child support case is closed can the arrears still be

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If a child support case is closed can the arrears still be collected if the case is reopened?
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If the arrears were not paid based on a valid support order, then even if the case is closed those arrears are still due and you can collect those by filing a Motion for Order to Show Cause for Contempt of Court and get the court to hold the person in contempt and order garnishment of assets or seizure of property. They can also suspend the person's drivers license and revoke their passport.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you