Recently, Congress passed yet another stimulus bill intended to help Americans stay financially stable during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, the third stimulus passed by Congress over the past year, will come as a relief to many - but there are some things you should know about it.
Today, we're here to give you all the information you need about the new stimulus. To work with an experienced lawyer on your family law case, contact our office.
Can the Check Be Seized?
Yes and no. Unlike the first and second stimulus checks, the third stimulus check can indeed be seized by private collectors to repay outstanding debts or liabilities. Your stimulus could be seized to repay private debts incurred through civil court judgments or other similar situations. However, the checks cannot be seized to repay child support.
Lawmakers in multiple states are attempting to change the ability of collectors to collect on stimulus checks, but whether they're successful will remain to be seen.
What About Dependents?
Unlike the first two stimulus checks, parents and guardians or conservators of adult dependents are eligible to receive extra funds from the new stimulus. If an elderly person or a college-aged adult depends on you, you can probably secure extra stimulus money - good news for many parents who've been housing adult children and elderly relatives throughout the pandemic.
At The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, our attorneys will work with you to pursue the best outcome in your family law case. Contact us online or via phone at (817) 497-8148 to schedule a consultation with our team.