Child Support, Spousal Support And Worker’s Compensation Benefits
If you are obligated by a court order to provide child/spousal support, and you suffer a debilitating injury at the workplace, you should immediately get in touch with the District Attorney’s office and file a request for modification of the support order.
After a Workplace Accident in Los Angeles
A workplace injury may result in reduced income, impacting your ability to comply with the support order. If you do not file a modification of support order right away, you may face legal and financial penalties, which will add to the stress you already feel from dealing with the consequences of your injury.
If you have a support order and reach a settlement in your workers’ compensation case, the district attorney is legally allowed to take a part of your settlement amount. If you opt for a lump sum settlement, the district attorney can take a large portion of it away to cover your support obligation that has accumulated since you’ve started on temporary disability. In fact, more than 25% of your lump sum settlement can be taken away from you. This is why it is important to request support modification right away, before the district attorney has filed a lien against your compensation. Only then can you prevent significant losses to your settlement.
Get Legal Assistance Today
You absolutely must take care of this matter in a timely fashion. Once a district attorney lien has been filed, there is not much any attorney can do to prevent hefty deductions from your benefits payments. If you have an issue with your support order, contact your spouse or the district attorney. Do Not Contact Our Law Office As We Cannot Do Anything To Resolve Your Support Issues. However, if you have any concerns related to your workers’ compensation claims case, please call the Kenton Koszdin Law Office at (800) 438-7734.