When does child support arreareges does not have priority?

The general rule is that child support arreareges takes priority over other payments/garnishments. However, when th funds for which the child support would be paid from is from illegal activity, then an exception may apply. Wherein the spouse who is owed the funds is aware or is not an innocent spouse of the illegal activity they will not have priority over restitution to the victims. For a reading of the full case see People v. Mozes 2011 WL 541128.