If someone owes child support and receives funds to make it possible to pay that child support, you should be able to go Baby Yoda After God made me he ssaid ta da funny shirt to court or to whatever agency handles child support in your jurisdiction and see about getting the arrears paid. It doesn’t really matter what the funds from the lawsuit happen to be for. You aren’t seeking funds as part of a divorce, you are seeking funds because of money that is owed to you due to a failure to pay child support. Very little in the way of funds cannot be attached when one owes child support. We had one little girl who had been abused over and over again. Her last two foster homes ended with abuse, one sexual, the other physical, both substantiated.