Strickland v 212 Corp of NJ

In a curious decision from the New Jersey Appellate Division which is usually very strict regarding the enforcement of delinquent child support, the Court recently held that a personal injury attorney was free to distribute the proceeds of a settlement to a client who was delinquent in the payment of child support under the judgment of a sister state.

Under the facts of the case, the out of state judgment was not recorded as a lien in New Jersey, but the personal injury attorney had actual notice and knowledge of the child support delinquency.