Oil Spill Victims May See Their Claims Paid Out By BP Seized to Pay Past Due Child Support

In some states, enforcement of child support obligations keeps up with the times and gets increasingly creative.

Take the state of Louisiana.

Last year, it passed legislation authorizing seizure of winnings at casinos by parents behind on their child support obligations. Not entirely unique.

More recently, Louisiana has been eyeing claims paid out by BP Oil as a result of last year’s oil spill.

It turns out oil spill claims were filed by nearly 10,000 parents in arrears, who owe over $100 million in past due child support.

So Louisiana is now intercepting – seizing – their claims payments sent by BP.

Read more in this UPI news article: Oil spill aid diverted to child support.