My husband is at the end of paying his child support debt. When we go online and look up his balance owed it shows PRINCIPAL OWED...then it shows INTEREST OWED... and then the total. We would like to go ahead and pay it in one payment but not sure...
He is liable for both the child support and the interest. The interest is what has accrued to date on past due child support -- there is no future interest like a mortgage or a car payment where the interest is included in the total amount you will owe. It only kicks in when he is delinquent. Interest is also classified as "child support" and is mandatory. Congratulations for getting this taken care of.See question
They live with us on and off because the mother has no stability. She uses the children as a pawn to make his life difficult. She has no stability for themshe gets government assistance for the children and they donkot live with her what should my...
You need to hire a lawyer immediately to modify the child support and possession order to give your husband full legal rights to the children.
Sometimes the Attorney General will stop the withholding order when you show them proof the children live with you but they do not do custody modifications unless there is a full agreement between both parties.
I know it's expensive to hire a lawyer but it's more expensive to send the ex money every month. Good luck to you.
Its been over 15 yrs since I have been in court and cant find my case numbers.both kids are over 21. My licence has been suspended even though they were living with me.
Call the Texas Attorney General at 800-252-8014 or better yet, walk in to their office nearest you. Here is a link for their office locations from their website. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cs/fieldoffices.php
You also need to hire a lawyer to confirm your arrears at zero. If you and the other parent never went to court to change custody then the original order is still in effect. If the other parent agrees that you had the children both of you can sign an affidavit and submit it to the Attorney General. Somehow, I don't think that's the case here. Good luck.
I was incarcerated for 11yrs while arrears acummalated
Your duty to support your children does not end while you are in jail. They still have to eat and go to school. If you did not modify your support before you went to jail, the only way to rid of the arrears is to see if the receiving parent will agree to it. If so, an order needs to be entered for the full amount and then released. The Attorney General will do that for you if you and the ex are agreed AND no money is owed to the state for reimbursement of Medicaid, food stamps or other benefits.
If that is not possible, you need to work on paying off the arrears so you can avoid license suspension, tax return intercept and possibly further jail. Good luck.
I only receive disability both children are full time college students. I just want him to pay his back child support
There are a couple of different avenues to enforce your child support.
*Apply for services with the Texas Attorney General so they can begin collection efforts (they don't represent you -- just the state.) I presume you have already done this.
*Hire a private attorney to represent you to chase him down and enforce the child support by wage withholding (or contempt if that is still available.) Some attorneys will take these cases on a percentage basis if your ex has the ability to pay.
*Hire a private child support collection agency to enforce your child support. There are few in the state who go all over Texas. You will pay them a percentage of your past due child support. Make sure you use an agency that is affiliated with a Texas law firm so the agency does more than just letters or phone calls- they have the muscle to go to court.
Good luck. If the father is working at a regular job it is easy to collect child support. The people who live in the underground economy who get paid under the table and don't bother to have a driver's license are the hard ones to collect.
My ex told me she was pregnant after i told her to come over to talk she didn't want to. She had the baby. I didn't or haven't been part of nothing. I put myself on child support to request a DNA since she refused to do it. She has missed all her...
It sounds like you need your own lawyer because the Attorney General cannot force the case to a hearing without the mother present. If you are not sure if you are the father and want a DNA test you need to get an order compelling her to appear for a test with a remedy if she does not show up.See question
My son was arrested for Injury to a child, even after the family told CPS that he didn't hurt the child. The Death Certificate states the child died from unknown causes. CPS said he hit the child with his hand and a object,but there were no buries...
I moved this query to Criminal Defense because it is not child support related.
Your son is the only person who could complain of false arrest, but if the criminal case has not been resolved yet there is no cause of action yet. Work on getting the criminal charges dismissed and then you can look at whether he has legal remedies against the State. Good luck and I am sorry for the loss of the child.
I have a court hearing to establish child support, and while I'm ready and more than willing to pay the monthly payment, they are also requesting I pay back child support. Can I setup a payment plan or will I have to pay the amount in full on the ...
You cannot be placed in jail at the first hearing when they request retroactive (back) support. It is in the nature of a judgment and they will set up a payment plan -- they never ask for the full amount but sometimes they make ask you to make a down payment on it. Even with that, you can negotiate an amount. If you made direct payments to the other parent or provided necessaries such as formula or diapers or furniture; if you and the other parent lived together before or after the child was born - be sure and bring all proof to the hearing so you can get as much credit as possible to lower the back support. Good luck.See question
I have not had contact with child support in over 30 years. I recently got my life back on track, and filed income taxes for the first time in 27 years. It was taken due to back child support. My son is now 37 years of age, and during this time ch...
You need to post this question in Louisiana because the law is different there. In Texas back child support can be released by the parent AFTER it is reduced to a judgment AND if no money is owed to the state to reimburse for public assistance money paid out. But there are no time periods barring collection of back support. So if you owe it, you owe it. Check with the state of Louisiana and find out how much you owe. Good luck.See question
Both my daughter and I live in Texas she is 33 years old married and has children of her own. Her mother gets the child support the child gets none can I get it stopped or can I get it to my daughter some how. The mother has money and is doing th...
As Ms. Brochstein said, the money is owed to the mother of the child, not to the child. The mother of the child expended the money to clothe and feed the child when your daughter was younger. Whether it is for spite and greed is not really relevant. Your best bet is to see if you can come up with a lump sum and pay her off. She would have to agree with it so if you have the means to do this get an experienced lawyer to negotiate this for your. I am sorry you are in this situation. Child support is always owed, no matter how old the child is and there are many remedies available to collect it.See question