Can child support be dropped after child support enforcement has taken the case?

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Can child support be dropped after child support enforcement has taken the case?

Asked on December 3, 2012 under Family Law, Virginia

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Child support is based on a child support order through the family court. Enforcement of that order through the prosecutor's office takes place when a parent is not paying and is significantly in arrears. If child support is dropped by the court for reasons concerning disability or inability to pay or the child reaching the age of maturity, this is separate and apart from any monies previously owed/accrued (known as back child support).  Back child support would not be dropped unless for some reason the court deems it advisable to amend the existing order.


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