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San Jose Child Support Attorney Discusses Support Liens on Real Property

Title companies in California have helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars in delinquent child support payments. According to the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), which is the primary source for the collection of child support liens filed against real property, title companies helped recover more than $49 million dollars in delinquent child support payments during the 2006-2007 fiscal year.

Earlier this year Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law Senate Bill 892 which help DCSS and local child support agencies automate the filing of real property liens against delinquent child support obligors. It is important to remember to pay child support obligations on time or they can turn into child support arrears which are then grounds for a child support real property lien. Such a lien becomes part of your property’s chain of title and could impact any requests to refinance the property and will be paid off when the property is sold. This is a very useful tool if you are owed back child support and have not been able to collect.

Our team of San Jose Family Law Attorneys can assist you with enforcement of child support or with negotiations for payment of child support arrears. We also have attorneys in Alameda and Monterey Counties who can assist with all aspects of your family law cases.