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Child support and jail Noneya Business Due August 29; 1 child; Pennsylvania 11991 posts
10th Nov '12

BD might be going to jail for a year. He got a DUI and is on probation. Child support is already set up. He's almost a year behind at this point due to the fact that he doesn't have a job. If he goes to jail and works while he is in there, would they take any of the money he makes to make up for the support he owes?

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
10th Nov '12

From what I have heard from a friend, no. They will stop CS. Even if he gets work in jail that money will go to his stay there. However, it could be different in each state

Ally-Mama of 2Boys &1Girl 3 kids; Lorain, Ohio 15663 posts
10th Nov '12

nope.
my friend is in jail and his baby mom only gets $5 a month for 4 kids



ETA: here child support doesn't stop while in jail it just backs up

Gir! 2 kids; Ohio 7504 posts
10th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Noneya Business:</b>" BD might be going to jail for a year. He got a DUI and is on probation. Child support is already set ... [snip!] ... he goes to jail and works while he is in there, would they take any of the money he makes to make up for the support he owes?"</blockquote>




That's iffy because technically that's state money they are getting while they are staying in prison on state/gov money. I would imagine they could arrange something. You will just have to ask a lawyer