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Posted over 2 years ago.

Answer was not relevant to the question. How often -- not how much -- was the question. This site is for legal advice, not for "Try to find a lawyer" comments. There are other sites designed to help attorneys shop for clients. Min Gyu Kim (Peter) has provided thorough and specific responses to legal questions. Feel free to consult with him regarding the proper use of this site. Thank you and good luck.

John Gus Zgourides
John Gus Zgourides, Family Law Attorney - The Woodlands, TX
Posted over 2 years ago.

I did not intend to answer your question - I was chiming in on Mr. Kim's comments. Note that I marked Mr. Kim's answer to your question as "good." Likewise, he marked my answer as "good." Also note that most lawyers posting on this site (Mr. Kim and I included) are careful to make clear that they are not giving legal advice.

I believe that anyone in a situation adverse to the Texas Attorney General's Child Support Division needs their own lawyer. Pro se obligors in child support enforcement actions often fare poorly, and sometimes end up in jail.

I know a man recently sued by the AG in a child support enforcement/contempt action in a Harris County Master's IV(d) court. His defense was that a medical condition made him involuntarily able to pay the amount owed per month, and he sought a reduction in his child support obligation. He got his reduction of the support owed going forward, but his monthly payments almost doubled as the interest owed on his back child support obligation was reduced to a money judgment of over $150,000. The Deputy AG insisted on an agreed order of contempt with 10 years of probation. Had the man refused to agree, he might have been put in jail that very day, And he had a lawyer. These are serious matters that should spark a person to hire a competent local lawyer. Good luck.

Check out this website, but note that the AG is not giving free legal advice: https://www.oag.state.tx.us/cs/parents/index.shtml.

John Zgourides
http://zgourides.com

John Gus Zgourides
John Gus Zgourides, Family Law Attorney - The Woodlands, TX
Posted over 2 years ago.

Correction to my last comment:

"He got his reduction of the support owed going forward, but his monthly payments almost doubled as the PRINCIPAL AND interest owed on his back child support obligation was reduced to a money judgment of over $150,000. "

John Zgourides
http://zgourides.com