What happens to back child support when someone dies?
When a person dies owing back child support, the debt passes to the estate. Normally the child support payee must file a claim with the probate court in order for the debt to be recognized. Child support payments are not taxable to the recipient, although any interest included with the payments would be taxable.
Can child support take your spouse’s income?
Generally, a new spouse's income will not be used in child support calculations. Child support is the obligation of the parents themselves. In determining the non-custodial parent's potential child support obligation to the current spouse, the court will likely take the new spouses income into account.
Does back child support have a statute of limitations?
CA Statute of Limitations on Back Child Support Payments (Arrears) California has no statute of limitations on past due child support payments; child support is enforceable until paid in full.
What happens to back child support when the child turns 18?
Those who are late making child support payments are said to be "in arrears." As noted above, this debt does not go away, even after the child turns 18. Even with these differences, however, the rule is that child support payments must continue until the arrears balance is paid in full, regardless of the child's age.