An agreement was made with CSS, can they refuse to honor it?

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An agreement was made with CSS, can they refuse to honor it?

My styafe deposit box in a bank has been levied by an out-of-state child support agency for a past due balance. An agreement has since been made that if I were to make a lump sum payment for part of the balance owed they will then remove the levy. Can they take payment and then refuse to fulfill their end of the bargain?

Asked on December 14, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Arizona

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have a written agreement with an out of state child support agency and it is signed by your and one of its representatives, it is a legal and binding agreement that if it is not honored, you can bring a legal action upon it.

Before you sign any written agreement with this out of state child support collection agency, I recommend that you consult with an attorney that practices in the area of family law, specifically in the area of child support collections. I also suggest that the written agreement that you have written about be subject to court approval and order as a safeguard for you.


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