The noncustodial parent (NP) in the case was unable to get a passport due to owning over $5,000 in arrears in child support. I got an affidavit of direct payments putting him at a zero (0.00) balance that was notarized, faxed, and sent by hand to the child support office near me 4/18/2016 at around 12pm so it can be put immediately in the system and his name can get off the certified list so he continue the process to getting his passport expedited. He has a very, very important flight on Friday 4/22/2016 and has met the criteria for emergency passport reinstatement. I am very upset by the lack of urgency shown by the child support office staff in the Mockingbird Ln in Dallas TX and on the hotline. Asked for this to be expedited due to the importance of his trip and if someone can just help. After talking to over 10 different people over the course of this week, they finally told me that he now owes the state $1783.64 and they will not work a payment plan with him even though they have been taking money out of his check every time. The passport agency that I spoke to said they can get it done that same day.
I'm sorry. Attorneys need time to work. Posting the evening of the 21st doesn't provide for that time.
Ms. Laster practices in Dalla
My response is that it sounds like you have done more than enough, and I remind you this crisis exists because he did not do what he was supposed to do at some point. He needs his own attorney to try to accelerate this process, but I am afraid it can and will be worked no faster than the state Attorney General works it. He's just going to have to come up with a Plan B.
He should probably move the flight.
The fact that he created a problem for himself does not mean that state agencies will suddenly work quickly or efficiently. You've already gotten pretty quick action if the form submitted Monday is in the system.
It sounds like the the AG had a lien on part of the balance.
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