Ok so here's some background info. My child is 10. 6 years out of his life I was incarcerated. I was released 2 Years ago. I became employed for 4 months early last year. My checks where being garnished for 400.00 a month! The child support order mas made while incarcerated and the my childs mother decided to go back to the child support agency and re open my case therefore I was order to pay 400 dollars a month. My child's mother has been getting Cash Aid/ Welfare and FoodStamps throughout my childs whole life. So my payments are going to the welfare I guess. Now I am married and have 4 step children. Haven't adopted them legally but I support them and my wife. I am unemployed but I want to do my taxes. Should I file jointly, seperate or never married? I've only been married for 4 months.My questions are: Will be tax refund be garnished? And if so how much? What is best to do with filing jointly or filing separate or never married? Since my child's mother is receiving goverment assitance, Can I get my whole tax refund? I am currently in the process to get approved for General Relief and I believe child support automatically closes my case when both parent receive aid. My back amount due currently is 1,500.00 However when released from prison I had a 2,000.00 amount due. I was on General Relief and due to that my amount was lowered to 0 and owed nothing. So now that I will receive GR again, Can it be lowered to 0 until I become employed again? The order of 400 made was unfair also due to being incarcerated so I plan on modifing.