County Child Support collected more than $47,000 in back support
from an auto injury settlement and an inheritance, making the
holiday season a bit better for three local families.
injury case resulted in collection of $39,041 on behalf of two
children. One custodial mother got $23,895 for her daughter, 20.
Another received $15,237 in back support due for her daughter, 18.
Rae Ryan, a Child
Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) attorney, seized the funds from a
personal injury auto accident case initiated by the absent parent
father, resulting in both cases having the arrears fully satisfied
and the cases closed.
Ryan noted that
the father was arrested on a court order issued in 1998. When he
appeared in court from jail in January 2009, he revealed that he
expected settlement on a personal injury case from two years
earlier. The judge placed a restraining order on dispersal of the
settlement, allowing for the recovery of back support.
“It’s all over,”
said the 20-year-old child’s mother. “And everybody is happy.”
about the same time, the mother of children ages 7 and 9 got $8,000
in back support from an inheritance.
In October 2009,
a residential parent of two children notified Child Support
technician Dan Bleh that her ex-husband would be inheriting funds
from his mother’s probate estate.
Bleh took quick
action and verified a probate estate pending in Boone County, Ky.,
and that the non-residential parent would be receiving a
distribution of funds.
He relayed the
information to the CSEA’s legal staff. Attorney Janice Barr,
licensed to practice in Kentucky, immediately filed a claim in Boone
County District Court. She attended a court hearing regarding the
deceased mother’s probate estate in November 2009. The $8,000 was
collected and applied to arrearages.