(CIbolo, Tx, USA)
My ex started out in 2002 paying 240 a month for 3 kids. He now owes me 25 grand completely in back support and has fled the state. While I work, their stepfather and I support the children, 2 of whom are still in high school. The OAG offers little to no help once someone has fled the state. I am only one of thousands like me that the system has failed, repeatedly. We have struggled for years. He was ordered to pay medical, but we pay it. He is supposed to re-imburse me for those costs. There are always deductibles and parts that insurance does not pay, therefore I am in debt up to my ears. My children have all worked and while he is now supposed to now pay 550 a month, they are amazed that even they as teenagers could pay that said amount. I have filed complaint after complaint, with valid arguments. But once they are gone, forget about , the state will abandon you. Sorry, I have no belief that they will ever be of any real help. To be sent to jail for 180 days is laughable as, due to overcrowding of jails, most , if not all, are let out after 30 days. I realize there are bad moms out there as well, so I am not prejudiced against anyone but non-paying, non-custodial parents. My case in reality is a state felony child support evasion, but will never, in my estimation be viewed as such, unless he is found out of state. So good luck and God bless all who do suffer the same fight for justice.