I live out of state. The case is in NY. My daughter was self-supporting, on her own at 18, barely speaking to her mother. When I found out she was self-supporting, I stopped making payments. It took years to track down her mother and have her served. In the interim, $12k in support accrued. My joint back account was frozen and they took $3k.
The case was terminated by default as she never showed up. I explained the situation to the magistrate. The support order says terminated without prejudice to arrears owed. Current Obligation: 0. Arrears Obligation: 0. I thought it was over.
The account was frozen again and they took more money. I appealed and the case worker sent a letter saying she feels it means it's no prejudice owed to the arrears balance.
Can someone please help me as I am completely lost. Thank you.
It sounds like you still owe the arrears but the court did not establish a weekly or monthly obligation on those arrears. But, I would need to review the court record to give you a firm answer.
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You are right. The case is not over as to money due from the date you voluntarily stopped paying suppprt to the date of the default. You might want to work out a deal with the mother to let you off the hook if she will do so. otherwise you can appeal. If there is time.
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