Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Case of the Weekd: 2/17/05

County: Jefferson
Age: 65

This client contacted us after her received a notice to garnish his Social Security for child support. The original order was issued 30 years ago in another state. He also informed me that up until three years ago his taxes were being off-set to pay for the past due support. After reviewing his notice and the law, I was able to advise him that although Social Secuirty benefits can be garnished for support orders, West Virginia law provides a 10 years statute of limitations on judgements. Moreover, the statute of limitations is not tolled by tax offsets or moving to a different jurisdiction. My client can protect his benefit .

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