Bill to help collect unpaid child support passes first hurdle

By |2022-04-06T15:01:27+00:0006 Jun 2018|Categories: Child Support|


A brand new bill that would help the collection of unpaid child support in the state of California has passed its first hurdle. The bill was sponsored by the state’s insurance commissioner and has since passed the Assembly Floor with a bipartisan vote. If the bill becomes law, it would create an insurance intercept program that would provide mandatory insurance payments.

The bill, 2802, was created by an assemblywoman from Glendale. It will create the Insurance Payment Intercept Program (IPIP). If all goes according to the bill, the program would intercept those who are behind on child support payments. Instead of those people receiving insurance payments for their claims, those payments would be redirected and used to pay the person’s child support. Some lawmakers believe this could help recover tens of millions of dollars in back child support.

In the state of California families are still waiting to receive child support payments totaling some $18 billion. That pales in comparison to the total for the entire country, which comes in around $116 billion in unpaid support.

There is a similar mandatory program in the state of Texas. Texas recovered $65 million in unpaid child support using their insurance intercept program in 2016-2017. There has been a voluntary program in California since 2002, which was created by the Department of Child Support Services (DCS). This voluntary program intercepted a mere $3.9 million in 2016-2017.

Dealing with unpaid child support in Orange is a difficult situation. You are likely very emotional because it’s your children who are now at a disadvantage. Be sure you follow all of the required steps for acquiring unpaid child support in order to ensure it is done correctly.

Source: Lake County News, “Bill to help collect billions in unpaid child support payments passes first house,” June 02, 2018

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Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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