Income Taxes Intercepted Unfairly

by Proud (Step) Mom
(Texas, USA)

I am married to a man who owes more back Child Support than he should. We can prove he lived with his ex and supported her and their children during the time she is getting back Child Support for. On the original Child Support papers she stated the date they were no longer together, the amount of Child Support she got from him, and how often. She SIGNED the forms and swore she was not abused and forced to write anything she put in writing.


When we got to court the second time, she totally lied! We had some receipts, but not all of them because we had just moved to another city. The judge told her to fill out the necessary forms so we wouldn't have to pay back child support. Mind you, she already stated the facts! She got mad at us and refused to do anything. In front of the judge she said she would the first time, and it's on record. We went back and forth for months! Finally, the judge stated he believed us and not her. He remembers what she stated on record. However, his hands were tied, because of the Tx OAG and some stupid laws! That's so unfair! I honestly think the judge wanted to help us out more than knocking off a few thousand dollars, but the OAG was dead set against it, and fought us hard! So now we don't get much of an income tax check. I do file Injured Spouse, but she even gets our EIC credit for my children, which really should come to me.

I say that because I am the sole provider for my children. He can't afford to contribute due to regular child support payments, and extra money we send for Birthdays, holidays, and school, etc. We don't complain because we are their parents and it's our job to do it. The only problem we have is the fact that she's allowed to get away with fraud and stealing. Her lies about the amount owed to her affects our whole family, and that includes her children, also. I hope the laws changes to give some protection to non dead-beat parents who pay faithfully and don't lie or cheat their kids out of support!

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the other side
by: Anonymous

i went to court with my ex to enforce back child support. bc i was on medicaid even when we were together they still ordered CS bc we weren't married. when he moved out he stopped paying for months. when we went to court he told the judge that he had been paying while he lived with me so he deserved a credit for that. and the judge granted it. it didn't matter that he stopped paying AS SOON AS he moved out... and the credit they gave him cancelled all the back pay. he had deliberately put off filing taxes so he could try that angle in court. just hurt my situation. bc i already had that money practically spent for my son's new room in our new home. and i had to be the one to break the news that he wouldn't be getting what he was expecting. meanwhile NEVER talking bad about his dad... its a hard thing to do.

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when will it be fair?
by: Anonymous

Here is the situation my ex, she has custody of the the children makes 70.00 an hour as a CRNA. I make 12.50 an hour. Well according to the our wonderful laws I still have to pay almost half of what I earn. She had the gall to complain about what she would be getting now and refused to release the 3k in back pay I owed. When will this madness stop. I could understand if she were in poverty and needed the extra money however. I still live with my grandparents and see no end to this madness and will never be able to live on my own due to the unfair amount I have to pay. She however has remarried and with his income makes at least 15-20k a month! It is sad when all my kids can do is come visit and there is nothing we can go out and do. Just venting and hopefully someone will change this ridiculous law.

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do this
by: Anonymous

You must be in Texas . The AG in texas is that way. Adjust your witholding so she does not get any income tax. But however if you dont you just pay it off sooner. The Irs is unfair on that situation anyway

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Frustrated with child support laws
by: Anonymous

I agree the laws do have to change,The only thing I see most of the women lied about the amounts the fathers owe. I know someone just like the woman your writing about so I called child support as if I was applying for child support. I asked the woman if I needed proof of what I would put down that he owed me she said no,then I asked if he needs to know what I do with the money I receive from child support she said no his job is just to support the child and with attitude. Her tone of voice was with a whole lot of attitude no wonder these mothers get away with it,not only will they lie about money,they use their children as weapons. And they get away with the crime,false accusations and the child support stands by them.
When I see the sites for the fathers who don't pay I can only say they are harsh and there are fathers out there paying to be treated as if they are being punish for having these children,what about the mothers they make it seem as if they are the victims. I say it took two to have the children I say they need to be as responsible as the fathers. And for all those mothers out there collecting child support,food stamps,public housing and cheating the system need to get a JOB. All this public aid assistance needs to be audited. Child support affects all members of the family the way child support gives leverage to these women the father if he does not have supporting parents as well these fathers can become homeless, with the law of child support the government needs to change these laws.

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