Best Answer: your lawyer may be able to put a application in but i'm not sure i've never heard of that before,but i do know one way it's done is through your local child support enforcement agency if you have an open case with them.
the cse can have the financial management services (fms)notified that your ex owes arrearages on his child support and have it ss# flagged and once they processes his tax return and rebate check fms will send his checks along with his arrearage amounts and the name and phone # of the agency requesting his checks to the irs then the irs will send that money to the cse who will then send it to you.
it takes about 4 weeks to get the check once it has been offset,if he's not married and filed a joint return,or if he or you don't
owe any federal debts,or if you weren't or is receiving public assistance.
if he married and filed jointly it will be held for 6 months to allow the spouse to file an injured spouse claim form.
if he owes any federal debts or you the rebate or refund will go to that debt first and if any left it will come to you.
very complicated situation but i hope this helps
GOOD LUCK,HOPE YOU GET IT SOON
P.S.WHEN DID YOUR LAWYER PUT IN THE ORDER FOR HIS REBATE TO BE OFFSET,I ASKED B/C IN ORDER TO GET HIS REBATE HE HAD TO PUT IT IN BY DECEMBER 31ST 2007 TO GET HIS CHECK THIS YEAR,ALSO DID YOU GET YOUR EX'S FEDERAL REFUND YET OR ARE YOU SUPPOSE TO,B/C IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE REFUND YOU WON'T GET THE REBATE EITHER.
Source(s): been there,done that.