How does child support(county) get a hold of a bank account?
Asked Feb 17, 2010, 06:26 PM
My husband and I recently noticed a debit charge from his bank statement online once it was through pending the charge was a Legal Order Fee (lts). He had gone to the bank to get this situation understood and under control. It turns out it is child support and the bank is charging him the $100.00 to get into his account while the next direct deposit from his employer will be seized for $800.00. So he basically canceled all of his direct deposit as well as any and all automatic bill pay.
To the point our question is how did child support find this account, he pays monthly out of his check for child support and this is back pay. He thinks that the ex somehow got a control of his account number but what other ways does Child Support have of gaining access to his personal checking?