If someone inherits a vehicle but owes back child support, can the vehicle be taken or have a lien put on it?

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If someone inherits a vehicle but owes back child support, can the vehicle be taken or have a lien put on it?

If I leave my vehicle to my husband who owes child support from a previous relationship, can It be taken?

Asked on August 22, 2012 under Family Law, Wisconsin

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, a person's primary motor vehicle which is worth less than $8,000 is generally exempt from any levy proceeding with respesct to any unpaid debt or judgment. If your vehicle is worth less than $8,000 and would be your husband's main vehicle, it would be exempt from levy for unpaid child support most likely.


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