My payroll dept. at my work set my child support up incorrectly. Set it up off a bi-monthy amount instead of a weekly amount which has caused an accumulation of overpayments over the past 2 years. So when I log into my child support account. It shows my weekly obligation amount in green. Then next to that shows my arrears obligation as $0.00 in green. Then there is a box at the top that shows Arrears & ($369.00) in red. From my understanding, that means I have a credit of $369? Is there anyway to get those funds back? Do I have my payroll dept just reduce my payments start picking away at that credit? Do I have them skip a couple of weeks to use up that credit? Is there any department that I can call and they'll send me a check for the credit? What can I do? or do I just leave it?
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
First, call probation. They may be able to administratively adjust your account and send a revised garnishment.
If you and the ex get along, she can issue you a check and then you jointly sign a letter to probation reflecting this and asking the account to be adjusted.
If none of the above, then file a quick motion asking that your support obligation be reduced (depending on the amount you're paying, $25 - $100 per week) until the credit is repaid.
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You won't get that money back. Instead, the credit will be used up if probation understands the situation. You will likely need to write a letter explaining your situation.
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