House Bill 65
149th General Assembly (2017 - 2018)
House Health & Human Development 3/9/17 (Tabled in Committee)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
In many circumstances persons who owe child support have received monetary awards in the form of a court settlement, verdict, judgment, or under a worker’s compensation award. This Bill requires a prevailing litigant to advise his attorney or insurance carrier of any outstanding child support arrears owed and directs the attorney, insurance carrier or other paying agent to pay the proceeds up to the arrears owed to DCSS to satisfy any outstanding arrearages owed to the custodian. If child support arrears or retroactive support is owed, the lien, up to the amount of child support arrears or retroactive support owed, must first be paid before any funds (excluding the first $1,000 of net proceeds) may be released to the prevailing party.
Takes effect upon being signed into law