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My boyfriend just got an inheritance check .000 but he owes

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my boyfriend just got an inheritance check for 25.000 but he owes back child support and he is currently on disability if he puts this check in the bank under both our names they will snatch it wont they
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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If he owes child support arrears, they can seize funds from any account that is under his name, including a joint account. If he is seeking to avoid seizure, he would have to place the check into an account in the name of a very trusted family member or friend he can rely on to give him the money when he wants it. Otherwise, they can levy his inheritance for child support arrears.