In Kansas, if you are entitled to payments for an accident or work injury, your support orders can be withheld and be used as payment of said orders. That is to include child support and/or spousal support orders, even those made by a non-Kansas court. Typically, the insurance company and your attorney are given notice, by letter, of the support and must comply with the order. Thus, providing us with the opportunity to dispute, where necessary, any discrepancies. However, if you handle your claim alone, you might not find out what is being withheld until you receive a check.
Although injury funds are subject to garnishment for support orders, that does not mean that 100% can be used. There are limits. Our office has handled cases where the requests made were far greater than what was owed. We have also handled cases where the amount demanded was higher than what was permitted by law. In those instances, we used skill, knowledge of the law and diligence to protect the funds our clients were entitled to.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an accident and owe support don't handle your claim alone. We have gotten our clients tens-of-thousands of dollars for their injuries and we are here to help you too. Call Attorney T. Morton today at 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM.
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