How to Collect Child Support Upon the Death of the Primary Caregiver

In Florida as with many other states, current child support payments and past due child support payments are an asset of the estate of the decedent. When there is back child support due and the primary caretaker passes away, the personal representative or executor of the estate may take action to collect the payments from the other parent.

Even though it is the estate who is going after the payments, these payments are for the benefit of the child and not available to creditors or other beneficiaries.

If you are trying to collect back child support from a parent and there is an estate involved, you should discuss this with a Jacksonville Estate Planning Attorney who works with a Jacksonville Family Attorney.

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