October 2016 | 203 So.3d 11 (Miss. Ct. App. 2016)

Vance v. Miss. Dep’t. of Human Services (Mississippi 2016)

A child support obligation continues when a child is placed in foster care. The obligation vests in the child and will be enforced on behalf of the designated payee. MDHS is that designated payee when the parent was receiving AFDC benefits at the time of the child’s removal and had assigned their right to support to MDHS. The child support should be distributed according to statute, and it may be appropriate to reimburse the state for the cost of placement.

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