Married Filing Jointly

by Lori
(Wichita Falls, Tx)

My husband fell behind on his child support. He left a $15.00 per hour job to work closer to home, only it was a $7.00 per hour job. Not having the money for an attorny to get the child support lowered, he struggled to make the $100.00 a week payments. Then his father got sick and passed away. My husband went into a major depression for about two years. When he finally got back on his feet and started paying her again, the judge didn't go according to his present income. Now he makes $8.00 per hour and she gets part of my income tax refund simply because we are married and file jointly. The tax preparers that I have talked to say in Texas unless you have been seperated for at least 6 months we have to file together. It wouldn't be so bad if they only took his part but they dip into mine as well. Moral of my story, don't get married in a community property state if the intended spouse owes child support.

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Filing Married LOOPHOLE
by: Anonymous

I read through most of the posts...I did see someone already mentioned the "injured spouse". This is the ONLY way to file so that your part of the JOINT tax return is not garnished and put toward the child support arrears. The downside to filing joint and "injured spouse" is once you have efiled or the IRS has received your mailed in forms...it takes upto 11 weeks for the IRS to do their calculations and separate your amount from the spouses. Then once they have processed it (within that 11 week period) they will tell you it has been processed and to allow another 4-6 weeks for it to be direct deposited. (this 4-6 week wait doesn't make much sense as it is instant or at best next business day for direct deposit to show in your account lol) this 4-6 weeks is just their way of saying we have processed it and will direct deposit it when we feel like it in next 4-6 weeks. We got lucky and the IRS agent who did our's I guess felt like getting around to it after 2 weeks after the 11 week process

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income tax return
by: Anonymous

If your spouse owes back child support, you can file injured spouse with IRS and get the money that is owed to you if you have paid in your share of taxes, and I believe you can still apply for it call IRS and check on that.

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Don't Judge
by: Anonymous

To those of you who think the new wife doesn't care let me share the reason why the system is messed up. My husband has injured his back. He has specialists saying that he cannot work. We have been trying to get disability since 2007 it is now 2012. If they were still married she would be suporting him and their children. The court will not lower his child suport or suspend it. So every week he is supose to pay $50.00 even though he doesn't work, and has submited documentation that he cannot work. This comes out of my money and my income taxes. So I am suporting my husband because he cannot work, my child gets a father who cannot even lift him up to play with him or hold him. I get to suport his two children from a previous marriage that he never gets to see because his ex wife told them he never wanted them and doesn't pay child suport and only shows them the bad court documents not where they take my money or when I pay in. She gets to screw with their heads and now they won't let us show them otherwise. Please tell me how it's all my fault and I knew what I was getting into by marrying him. Not all fathers are dead beats and not all new wives are trying to not make them responsible. The system is flawed. There are people who are abusing the system on both sides. Don't always judge unless you have walked a mile in my shoes.

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bullshi.....
by: Anonymous

dont fell bad i just had my taxes took from childsupport and i got three other kids here and they dont get to see a penny of it it all goes to her,the only thing i can say is im not in jail and its being payed off i owed 10,000 dollars in childsupport now im down to 1,000 and something i hate the fact that my other children dont get nothing.i think its bullshit to when u have other kids in the home.my god bless us all pray about it and keep your head up.I almost forgot i dont have no job either but i do have a wife who loves me no matter what shes got my back 100% if i cant pay it she helps me thats love.

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by: Anonymous

If you marry someone you become one but it most certainly doesn't mean I pay his back child support get a job to those who think people owe child support because the husband owes back pay there are bums on the street holding up signs all day saying their homeless but yet I see clothing on them a good pair of shoes and a Wendy's right up the street where they can apply and get a JOB! If my spouse had a child prior to marrying me meeting me ect.... I have nothing to do with his child support payments I will love and care for his child like my own but I won't pay the mother any money from my pocket I work too hard for my little ones to give my money to a child that is not mine especially when my HUSBAND is not working which I can tell him TOO GET A JOB!!!!

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I've been violated
by: Anonymous

My husband is a two time cheater. His first straying lead to the birth of twin boys, now age 16 and in our custody. His second, another boy age 5. We have been married now 24 years and have two children together ages 18 and 22. In those years I have earned a teaching degree and the two of us have established a small oil and lube business that he operates. We live an OK life but I feel raped and robbed by the IRS when money he got behind on when he suffered a diabetic comma set him back on child support and they took all of our Income Tax to pay babies mamas.

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filing married
by: Anonymous

They will still take your taxes with the spouse injured repory!!!!

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System needs to be updated..
by: Anonymous

So I'm right here with you. I have a 7 yr old and just got married in April to a man who's not his father. My husband owes in back child support for his own daughter and they garnish his tax return. So I'm now supposed to file with my husband to get the full return of child credit, daycare credit, earned income credit, ect. Although I understand I can file the injured spouse, I have to wait several weeks to get my share of the return. I feel I'm being punished for getting married. My personally opinion is the same as everyone's I'm sure.. but the IRS should most defiantly make it easier on couples in this situation. Especially in this day where its more common then not!

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how funny...
by: princess

My husband and I simply want to have what the court ordered for us...visitation!!! Why is that such a difficult thing to comply with? It's not like the mothers have to send money with the children. Idk but we pray about it and let GOD deal with them. How funny it is that things they are trying to do to hurt us only comes back on them. That is all!!! Kudos to the baby mommas who follow the rules and play fair as well as the understanding/supportive wives of the baby daddies!!!

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agree to disagree
by: Anonymous

Honestly for the men that pay thier child support! KUDOS and then some! I do feel that child support should be viewed more than every 3 years and it shouldbe viewed with any life changing factors! On the same note i feel that if my ex has a wife that changes his income and hers should be account too! why? I dropped 12000.00 dollars in back childsupport to help my ex out becuase he went to jail for 2 years and he hadnt really paid any child support in like 5 years at that time we were both young and i thought okay.. if he is willing to grow up and try i can help.. my daughter had every thing she needed i made sure of it.. after doing this my ex gets a girlfriend who already has to kids and wants child support lowered from 175.00 a mth becuase he has to help support her kids! Really? so we go back to court.. his child support was raised since he only has 1 child and its the first time we have had it reviewed in 6 years! Need less to say his child support has been a hit and miss since then. I recived a 100.00 for a entire year of child support. This man refused to feed my child on a visition becuase i should have done it before i brought her... after debateing the issue with him ... so i end the vistion .. he takes the girlfriend and her kids to eat... where our daughter can see this... we were at the mall food court.This is just a little bit of some of the bs he has pulled. 6 years later they have a baby togather and now i should be understanding to this! okay congrats but you have been a father for the past 12 years so?!?! He has made sure to work under the table, he can post on facebook on all thier family outings, the list goes on and on.He didnt come to our daughers 13th birthday party becuase his wife and her other 2 children were not invited.. by his daughters request not mine. My daugher refuses to stay at his house becuase she feels mistreatred when she is there becuase of the displine differences between children. I have tried to be fair with him , i have tried talking to him about all of this and his reason is... well she isnt in my everyday life they are? really? wtf is that bs? anyway back to my point.. This woman has 3 kids all have different fathers 2 that she collects child support on, she works full time, I have been a single mom for 13 years and she has been there for the past 7 at this point, i feel the only thing she has ever done for my child is take food out of her mouth and clothes off her back, she hasnt help her father be a better father to his first born child, only to her children. So i hope they take income tax, or out of thier checking account.. she has known from day one he had proir obligations. I would never respect a man that could treat his on flesh and blood as cold hearted as he has, muchless stand by and bennfit from it. He is now another 16 thousand dollars behind. Why dosnt my daughter deserve to father around to help support her needs?

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Frustrated; The system needs to be updated
by: Anonymous

I am all for paying child support...when it is needful. I know many women who have raised children as single mothers and have never seen a cent from the father of their children; however, my current situation gives me a different view on the child support system.

My husband pays child support for his son who is living with the mother's parents who are in the process of adopting him. I am not sure what part the mother plays in the child's life, but I do know that she is married now to a man in the army. The child's grandparents make far more money than my husband and I do, yet my husband still has to pay child support until the adoption is final. We want to start a family of our own, but with the child support currently being paid, I know we can't afford to have a baby right now. It is frustrating to me that the law requires a man to pay child support for a son he never gets to see because it is inconvenient for the grandparents, to people who need no supplemental income, and who are willing to adopt this child and assume the financial burden. It seems unfair.

My husband originally wanted custody of his son, and I wanted him to get it. But before we were married our circumstance was much different than it is now. Before, there was no way that we would have been able to support a child; we both only worked part time and I went to school full time. We thought that the best decision for the child was to let his grandparents adopt him. This is where he was living originally anyway. The grandparents only had temporary guardianship of the child because my husband and his ex girlfriend decided that they were too young and could not give the baby what he needed. It turned out that the grandparents decided the mother was unfit and would not allow her to see her son for some time and made it as difficult as possible for my husband to visit with his baby. This went on for two years. The situation has been so complicated and frustrating! If I would have known 8 months ago that my husband and I would have been completely able to raise and provide for his son we would have made a different decision. The whole situation hurts me when I think about it.

Does anyone know of a support group for wives of men who pay child support or for wives of men with children from other women? I need to talk with someone going through a similar situation.

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use the system against THEM
by: Anonymous

I am in the process of getting a divorce because my husband was paying child support to his ex and he was giving her 3/4 of his paycheck. I was left to support our family on my own and got totally fed up. The ex had an adulterous love affair, makes over 100,000 a year, goes on multiple vacations, took money from the sale of MY home and tried to look at my children's bank accounts. She knew I was previously widowed so she also tried to come after my inheritance. So my only option was a LEGAL divorce. Make it legal and do whatever the heck you want. I hope all these ex's who steal from innocent hardworking men go to hell. Did I mention she was getting an amount equal to what a doctor friend of mine pays out and my husband was unemployed paying the same!!!!! Sick, sick, system.

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really
by: Anonymous

Since when did kids become a paycheck? Child support is not calculated fairly and never will. Guys have to be careful who they lay down with because they will struggle to raise two families if they don't.

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get over it
by: Anonymous

i dnt wrk but only because my new husband would rather have me as a house wife. my daughter's real dad hasn't paid me support in over 6 yrs and it's not like i need it but she is his daughter. him n his wife have like 4 kids together n she's prego again with one thats not his. the only thing i would like for him to do is pay me what he owes so i can put it up for the child we had together. n his wife got a huge tax refund last year while he was in prison n everyone kept sayin i should have gotten some of it but never did. i jst want yall to know that not everyone is a dead beat n lives off well fare cause i dnt get any help frm the government either. my daughter's step dad is paying for her private insurance and everything. the only thing i want is for her to get the money that she deserves from her father. his wife new we had a child together but she jst dnt wnt him working at a regular job jst under the table for cash.

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some women are just weak
by: Anonymous

I would like to agree on that note, why must the new wife pay for another women sit on her a$$.. I have 2 kids now.. One is 9 and the other just a new born.. I took care of my 1st son by myself, his dad was in prison his hole life.. I got up took care of my son on my own, even when his dad got out I still did it on my own.. I'm so proud to be one of the few strong females that know how to Handel my self with needing a man to depend on..But my new husband ex took off with his son and slapped him with child support and and wants more from us.. which isn't right.. the money we pay is to give the child what he needs.. The sad thing in our life is we are a big struggle cause we pay support, and get lose both our jobs, and our new born is still in the hospital going on 3 months and not sure when he is coming home.. Some women are sad, lazy and believe that people should always give in to them...

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Needs advice?
by: Anonymous

I'm a mother of a disable child. Her father would come in and out of her life since birth. Not even two months ago he left us and is having twins from someone else got married and had a wedding. We never got married but we would file as jointly. I support my daughter all her life and hes never gave me a penny! But now his wife and him are trying to take my daughter away and still not paying anything!He is also working under the table. I don't trust him hes been in prison and still on parole. He has been threating me and harrasing me and my daughter and emotionally hurting my daughter.I'm trying to get supervised visitation rights. Can anyone give me advice what to do?

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injured spouse form
by: Anonymous

your tax person should let you file jointly but with a injured spouse form . this allows you to file jointly but keeps your money seperate.

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REALITY CHECK, WAKE UP EX WIFE!
by: Anonymous

I AGREE U MARRY FOR LOVE AND BECOMING ONE. I DONT AGREE WITH PAYING HIS CHILD SUPPORT WHEN , THE EX DOESNT WORK AND IS DOING NOTHING FOR HERSELF TO BETTER HER SITUATION. THE NEW WIFE GIVES LOVE, PRESENTS, BIRTHDAYS , FOOD AND SHELTER ALL THOSE COST MONEY EXEPT THE LOVE AND U THINK ON TOP OF THAT THE NEW WIFE WOULD HAVE TO PAY THE SUPPORT ORDER WHEN U ARE AT HOME FANNYING URSELF I DONT THINK SO. U SHOULD BE PREPARED TO HANDLE UR OWN AND NOT THINK THE MAN IS THE ONLY SOLE BREAD GIVER! THOSE TIMES HAVE CHANGED EACH ONE HAS TO WORK TO GIVE THEIR CHILD WHAT THEY DESERVE! WHEN HAS IT BECOME THE NEW WIFE RESPONSIBILITY? I CAN SAY THIS LOOKING FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE MY MOTHER PULLED HER OWN WHEN MY DAD WAS STRUGGLING AND I RESPECT HER FOR SHOWING ME WHAT A TRUE MOTHER WILL DO FOR HER KIDS . NO EXCUSES OR HE'S THIS HE'S THAT. GET OFF UR *ss ED WIFES AND WORK HE IS UR BABY.

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NOT FAIR!
by: Anonymous

My taxes just got garnished because my husband's daughter's mother is a lazy peice of **** and won't get a job! The thing that really pisses me off is that his daughter lives with US!!!! So I get to support her twice. I don't see how this is fair. She is a horrible mother that doesn't want her child, doesn't want to get a job but wants to collect child support. I'm tired of my husband and i getting screwed over because we can't afford a lawyer because we have kids to take care of (including the one she is collecting support for)! If these women are going to collect anything like support, food stamps ect they should also be made to get a job.

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Welfare Hoes are deadbeats too...
by: Anonymous

My hubby has 2 kids by 2 different women in MS. One didn't tell him till her welfare ran out after 7 years. After the blood test she tried to get back support which was summarily denied...lOL. Anyway, we tried to work with these skanks on visitation/support but they felt they were better off going with court ordered child support. They got exactly what they deserved: $15 per week LOL. They can't even get their nails done on that. I make well over $100k and every year these hoes get a notice they are getting a $15k offset from my money then.....YOINK..injured spouse claim filed and I get $100% of my money &they get nothing. It's almost like the IRS is f-ing with THEM, sending them notices that they are about to get an offset of tens of thousands of dollars the...UH-OH...here goes fifteen dollars to pay for nails on ONE hand tee hee.

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Whatever
by: Anonymous

I am married and my husband has 2 children that was conceived in another marriage, I know and feel that he is responsible for paying his child support. What gets me is his ex is 33 years old and has maybe worked 6 months of her entire life because she will live off of anybody who will let her, Her kids can get Medicaid without her having to show her new husbands income because the children are not by him!!! meanwhile when he got laid off of work we paid child support and still couldn't get any help services. All these women collecting child support and living off the welfare system should be made to get a job before they see a penny of child support. The child is hers too and she needs to help pay for them. As for not having the fathers child support lowered because he took a pay cut, Why not,If he does whats best for his new family it is none of your buisness, If he was offered a raise and took it as soon as you found out about it you would be over at child support recovery trying to get your share of the raise!!!! And yes the fathers circumstances should matter just as much as the mother, The Women start new families and view it as if it does not work out I will just be getting more money, Get a life and a Job if the father has to work and pay. The mother should have to work unless they are gonna make a welfare system for the fathers that Can't pay their support so they can set back and live off of welfare some too. And yes there are some dead beat fathers that need the crap beat out of them but the mothers that view their children as a paycheck and a meal ticket are dead beat mothers who should have the crap beat out of them for even thinking that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Why don't you get it? prt. 2
by: Dumbasss'

Why don't people realize that child support and back child support are two COMPLETELY different things! They are looking at back child support as distinctly money for another child, even though the child is WOW now full grown.

CHILD SUPPORT-IS THE NON CUSTODIALS FINANCIAL PART IT TAKES TO RAISE A CHILD.....

BACK SUPPORT-IS THE FINANCIAL PART OWED BY THE NON CUSTODIAL TO THE CUSTODIAL FOR ALWAYS COMING UP WITH THEIR SHARED COST PLUS THE OTHERS NO MATTER WHAT! PLAIN N SIMPLE (A DEPT)
~~~HEY AND THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE TO PAY INTEREST~~
(not even for all the tears cried, by the parent or child everytime they had to go without and struggle, maybe even teased cause they didn't have cool toys or nice clothes, ect.)

There is so much pain caused by a parent not paying their share. A part of joy in hopefully only a period of life that was taken. When they look back they just wish they could have that time given back to just be parent and child happy instead of what they were left with, struggle.

People just need to realize that back support is a debt almost like any other, except this one shows something about not only them as a parent but what kind of a person they are.

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Same in Oklahoma
by: Mrs. Non-Custodial

I know exactly how you feel. It amazes me how the system works. Our tax preparer misfiled our 2007 taxed. IRS was claiming we owed way more than we did . My bank account and my husbands salary was levied by the IRS because they thought we owed and just refused to pay. It took over 3 months to straighten out. However, during that time, we had to pay monthly payments to the IRS. When they finally worked it all out, we were supposed to be refunded for the mistake. It was over $7,000!!!!!! However, Child Support Enforcement picked up on it and deemed it a tax refund and took it all. They did not account for the fact that money was taken and shouldn't have been. Now I have to fill out injured spouse forms for all four years we have been married and wait another 6 months for them to sort this out. No one cares, nothing will change, it makes me sick. Out of 4 children my husband pays for, only 2 are even biologically his!!!! Now how is that for justice.

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Married filing jointly
by: Anonymous

Well filing injured spouse does not always work. My son and his wife . File one everyear and guess what they just exnore it. So that does not always work. I say change your deductions so you get more money back on your check and no returns. Why let the goverment hold your money all year and make interest on it that you will not get any of . No returns and dont have to worry about your tax return not comeing back. Also you benefit on little larger check each pay period.

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Don't be mad now... they not my kids
by: Anonymous

My husband and I was married, then the mother of his children files for child support. Ok. You file on him once you know that it is truly over between the two of you. You threatened him with child support for 10 years. You finally file, and ask for back child support from the day we got married. You want to tell the judge we are married. So what! Those are not my children and I'm not paying for them. I have my own children to support. So if I divorce him and we are still together, you are still a square one. Then what? Dummy. Grow up, and don't be mad now. I was not there when you made them and I'm not helping you take care of them.

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BOLOGNE!
by: yaright

Unless i am the adoptive parent, i refuse to pay for someone else's child! I may never legally marry my boyfriend if I am going to run into problems like these! He has a little bit of backpay but not much. And it just seems like the cs laws are out of control! His ex has been easygoing so far, but then again his daughter is only 6. Lots can change in years to come! I'm going to have to look more into this. But i most definitely do not agree that his child support should ever one day become my responsibility! No way!!!!

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Get Over It
by: Anonymous

I have twin girls and all their father has to pay is $165 per month. He is also on child support for another child and has 2 more in his household. He doesnt even pay. The only time he pay child support is when we have to go to court. He has gone to jail 3 times already and had bonded out each time. My girls no longer want anything to do with him. Everytime he got a job he would quit. He drives a car with rims, system, screens, etc but cant pay $165. I work a full time job and take care of 3 kids. I dont understand what's going on. He doesnt realize he hasnt paid in 5 months and another warrant will be issued. When he bonds out, the girls still get the money. His other kids mother has the nerve to be angry with me when my girls were around way before she even came into the picture. If he goes to jail again all i can say is get over it. He brought it on himself.

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So you have all the rights
by: Anonymous

You have no rights to make any one do something that they object to to their body. You are not the one going throught the abortion nor are you the one carrying a baby for 9 months and then having to give it up. You helped in the creation of a baby you should help to support it. And women do not always get the support they deserve nor do fathers for that matter. You could have worn a condom when you had sex. Birth control is not only up to the women. Get a grip.

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You can do something
by: Anonymous

My husband is a non custodial parent. I have always filed our taxes joint. You need to file a special form with your taxes to get your part of the refund. It is called an Injured Spouse Form. It does take longer to get your refund, however, they do not take your part of the income taxes as you are not legally responsible for his (or her) debt before you were married. And the child support is a debt that he (or she) had acquired before you married them. Hope you and everyone else who reads this finds this helpful. I know how it is to sruggle due to the child support payments. In my state, it is legal for them to take up to 55% of the ncp's income for current support and arrears. Your medical insurance is a separate calculation. How do they expect anyone to survive? We struggle to take care of the 2 kids we have together. It is like BCSE doesn't even care about the other children. I guess cause I am not a dead beat parent who will not get a job and lives off my child support and goes and has kids by every Tom, Dick and Harry just trying to get their bills paid. These custodial parents do not care about the kids. It is all about the money and control over you getting to see your child.

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So you have all the rights...
by: Anonymous

What I love when i read these comments, is the woman's comments about laying down and being ready to pay the price. That clearly shows that some women view children strictly as a means of revenge and income enhancement.Think about this, if I lay down with you and you get pregnant we are both equally responsible right? SO if I want you to have an abortion or give the child up for adoption the why cant I have that right? Its ok when it comes to you getting revenge money but not ok if the father had the rights he actually deserved. I beth that the rate of out of wedlock pregnancy would completely disappear if the courts stopped automatically giving money and support to the women ( who are just as much at fault)...When does your right to make me be a father trump my right to make you not be a mom....

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how many out of wedlock children should I support?
by: Anonymous

My loving husband and I got separated for 4 years. no legally, but it was notarized. Then right when whe get back together his ex tells me she's having his baby. Now, I'm being told by my husband that my taxes wont be touched. But, I feel. they will. Our marriage is in the toilet, so I am going to file separate and if I get audited, I will show the papers...I dont think that now that I finally have income that I should pay for the child that basically he is never going to claim, just pay for, and never tell his family...and out marriage is done anyway. So. I guess I will file a lone. Dont hate me. I already excepted his first out of wed lock son when we were dating. Hate him for not keeping his jimmy covered.

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Wow
by: Anonymous

Wow...all these people complaining about paying for children that are not yours, etc..etc.. Did you not know that your husband/wife had children from a previous relationship before you got married? I feel for people who are struggling, as most of us are, but for someone to say you would divorce before you pay his support or you don't feel you should have to contribute...you are MARRIED and became one. Your debts are his, and his are yours. I married for love and I love my husband's children because they are part of him. Unless you have a bad relationship and he did not tell you that he pays support or had children you really do not have a right to complain since you should've known what you were getting into.
I'd like to add I do agree that the women who stay at home and live off these support payments sicken me. They should have to work and support the children just as much as the father.

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You made them so pay for them
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry but it's like this - I don't care if you are married or whatever - If you lay down and make a child you better be ready to be able to provide for that child on YOUR OWN!! PERIOD!! If the man wants to have a part in the childs life and help you pay for it then fine, if not then wave goodbye to him and take care of your child yourself. Before you go out making babies all over the place you should make sure that you are educated enough to have a good enough job that if one day (and they usually do) the dad up and leaves and decides they don't want to pay for the kid. It's called taking care of your own - you made it so you take care of it!

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hello
by: Anonymous

THE SYSTEM IS MESSED UP CAUSE MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN PAYING CHILDSUPPORT FOR YEARS NOW ON 4 KIDS PLUS WE HAVE TWO ONE HAS PASSED AWAY WHEN THEY WERE 12 THE MOTHER IS STILL GETTING CHILDSUPPORT ON HIM WE FOUND THAT OUT SHE HAS NOT TURNED THAT IN CAN SHE BE MADE TO PAY HIM BACK ALL THE CHILDSUPPORT PLUS ALL THE ARREARS BACK IT WAS BASED ON THREE KIDS WHEN THE CHILDSUPPORT WAS ORDERED BUT HE HAS BEEN PASSED NOW FOR TEN YEARS AND STILL BEEN PAYING ON HIM MY HUSBAND HAD LIFE INSURANCE OUT ON HIM WHEN HE PASSED AWAY LUCKYLY HE DID CAUSE THE MOTHER ALL THE MONEY SHE HAS BEEN GETTING SHE WAS BLOWING IT .....

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THE SYSTEM IS NOT RIGHT.........
by: Anonymous

we did not get anything back childsupport got it all we have two kids togather they got nothing if you don't work you can't file injury spouse and i can't work i have a child that has a sezure disorder and if she has one at school i can't just take off of work ...that is bull shit that even tho you pay every week out of your check they get everything ......and your family gets nothing but the worry of where your meal is going to come from.....he has grown kids and anytime the x's wants to up her amount she can do it without you knowing they just go get a wart out on you even tho your paying every week out of your cheak things needs to change it is best to get a lawyer that is what we done but we have another case to deal with too but it is not over by a long shot.....

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IRS check
by: Anonymous

She does not have to get your part of the refund. You can file married jointly and file an INJURED SPOUSE form. this allows for you to get your part of the refund. Your CPA will even let you claim the house, any children of your, etc... The IRS will do some sort of calculation(they dont esplain) and send you your part while she gets the other. My husband and I did this and I always received my part. ALl times the IRS just split the refund amount in half. Once you owe under 500 the IRS will not defer any refunds. This takes on average 14 weeks but it is worth it. Whoever is doing your taxes is an idiot and you should change them.

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His Fault
by: Anonymous

Obviously your husband should not have quit his $15 dollar an hour job to take an $8 a hour job. It is his repsonsibility to support his children. I do know you can file an injured tax form and get some of the taxes back. But he quit his job, did not get laid off and took a pay cut voluntarily his child support should not get lowered. I struggle every month to make ends meet for me and my girls. We share one room at my parents house because my ex can't seem to pay his child support. The system isn't fair to anyone. I have also been on the other side of it. I work full time and am currently going to college full time. I deserve to get my child support and not have him quit his job every time they start garnishing his wages. Just like your husbands child shouldn't have to not get as much child support just because his dad took a pay cut.

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How to make this right
by: Anonymous

My soon to be husband is a great dad and has always been there for his son since he was born. About 2 years he moved for a better job once he moved his ex and him split up. Now he is being charged over $32,000 in back child support even though he was perviding for him for the last 8yrs. So now every check they take 25% of his check before taxes and all tax returns. Now his job has reallly slowed down to working about 16 hours a week and all granishes are still being taken out whick is over $100.00 a week. How do you put a stop to this he his paying more then he makes a week.

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WOMEN ON WELFARE SHOULD WORK TOO
by: Anonymous

ITS SAD THE SYSTEM IS SET UP TO RAILROAD MEN. I FEEL WOMEN SHOULD BE JUST AS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILD SUPPORT. ALL TO OFTEN, WOMEN WILL STAY AT HOME ON WELFARE. IM MARRIED TO A MAN WHOM CURRENTLY PAYS CHILD SUPPORT FOR ONE CHILD. TELL ME, WHY SHOULD I BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A CHILD THAT WAS CONCEIVED FAR BEFORE I CAME ALONG. THE LAWS NEED TO CHANGE. THESE WOMEN NEED TO GET OFF THEIR BUTTS. YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THEY WILL TAKE MY TAXES. ONE THINGS FOR SURE, IF I EVER HAD TO PAY HIS SUPPORT, I WOULD DEFINITELY DIVORCE. LOVE DOESNT PAY BILLS. I SUGGEST ANY MAN THAT IS GOING THRU LITIGATIONS FOR SUPPORT SEEK COUNSEL.

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Karma
by: Anonymous

I'm on here because I was trying to find out how to get a release on back child support payment that is quit large, they took it from my ex's IRS return. They are holing it for 6 months because he filed jointly.
Now I see a comment from Rhonda back in March, I just have to say this; I feel for her and her children, but here the answer to your problem......you married him knowing that he had back support, you had more kids with him not paying for the one he already had. Now, you do what I did when my children were little and we didn't know were we were going to get our next meal,you work your but off, count of friends and family to watch your kids, eat crap food that the state provides and pray alot!!! I really do feel for your children, for there sake I hope things get better.

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Who Really Reads This?
by: Anonymous

I suspect only us people who are struggling to make ends meet and are getting screwed by the government in the process are the only ones reading all these horrible stories of government pifering on the backs of hard-working Americans. Is anything truly being done to fix all of this?

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hubby owes back child support
by: Anonymous

From what I understand - say you worked and your spouse didn't - they IRS would still take 50% of your refund because its a community property state. They wont keep it all but only his portion - even if you worked and he didn't.

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Anonymous
by: Anonymous

You could always go on the IRS web site and calculate your earnings to determine your potential tax refund for the year. And then increase your household size to get your "refund" each and every pay period. SO by the time you need to file for a tax refund, you will either have no refund or owe very little... And if you don't have a refund, then the state cannot take it.

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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT CARE.
by: RHONDA

THE INJURED SPOUSE DOES NOT GET HALF IF THERE IS A CHILD TAX CREDIT AND EARNED INCOME CREDIT.WE ARE A FAMILY OF 5 LIVING ON INCOME OF ABOUT $500.00 A WEEK. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS GARNISHED MY HUSBANDS PAY AND NOW THERE GOING AFTER OUR INCOME TAX ON BACK CHILD SUPPORT ON MY HUSBANDS 23 YR OLD SON.I HAVE A 5YR AND 6YR OLD DAUGHTERS AND WE HAVE A 4YR OLD SON. THEY TOOK HALF OF OUR CHILD TAX CREDIT AND ALL OF THE EARNED INCOME CREDIT AND GAVE IT TO HIS EXWIFE,I HAD TO FILE AN INJURED SPOUSE FORM WHICH TAKES THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ALMOST 3 MONTHS TO PROCESS THEY TOOK HALF OF OUR STIMULIS CHECK ALSO.NOW WE ARE GOING THRU THE SAME THING THIS YEAR.NOW TELL ME HOW FAIR IS THAT TO MY CHILDREN.WHILE I SIT AT HOME AND WONDER HOW WE ARE WE GONNA BUY MY CHILDREN CLOTHES AND PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE AND PAY OUR RENT HIS EXWIFE IS GOING ON A VACATION WITH THAT MONEY.

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community property
by: Anonymous

I am a tax preparer. In Texas, the spouse is entitled to one half of the tax refund simply because it is a community property state. File an injured spouse form with your taxes. I will take some extra time for the IRS to process, but it would be worth it.
My brother does this each year and they send his new wife half of the refund.

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Injured spouse
by: Anonymous

I believe with the feds you can file something called an injured spouse claim, and they will give you back whatever is rightfully yours, and only take your husbands. I have the same problem.

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Your family is one
by: Anonymous

If you married that person your family becomes one. So if he owes child support so do you.

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Good Advice!!!
by: Anonymous

My good advice is to lie, do whatever you have to , to keep your money. File the legal separation papers but stay together, so next year you can claim all of it. This works, sometimes in life you can't follow the policy of truth or you'll get screwed over worse in the end.

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Injured Spouse has some catches
by: Anonymous

Correct an injured spouse form will keep your part of the tax return safe. The only catch is that IRS will figure what amount of the return you are entitled to. If your hubby is the bread winner...do not expect much. if you have children with your spouse and qualify for child tax credit or EIC your hubby's whole amount and half of your current child EIC and tax credit go to back support. Any stimulus go to the back support also. It is not fair the state of Texas takes current children's money to satisfy another child's support. Who is to say who is more important?

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Paying for another mans child
by: Anonymous

I am a man that has paid over $55,000 for someone else child, just because I married a cheater, I get stuck with the BILL!

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ex taking your $
by: Anonymous

There is a form that you file with the IRS to protect your income tax refund. His ex-wife CAN not have your $$$. File ASAP

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MARRIED FILING JOINTLY
by: Anonymous

I think it is sick for the state to force you to pay for children that don't even belong to you. So should I just walk down the street and grab someone by the arm and say "Hey, I am going to force you to pay my child support!" That is absolutely crazy. The thought of paying MY husbands child support out of MY tax refund for HIS children sickens me!!

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unbelievable
by: Anonymous

I can NOT believe they have the right to take any money of yours to pay for children that aren't even yours. What gives the government the right to force someone to pay some other kid's mother. That makes me absolutely sick!!!

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Married Filing Jointly
by: Anonymous

You need for file and Injured Spouse form and you will get your share of the refund. That was a big cut in pay to take a job closer to home. Wouldn't it have been more cost effective to stay where he was. What is his ex supposed to do with the lower amount of child support because he decided to take a cut in pay. It is not fair to her or their children because he decided to take that cut in pay. I am sorry but in this case I agree with the state.

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MARRIED FILING JOINTLY
by: Anonymous

YOU NEED TO FILE A FORM CALLED "INJURED SPOUSE" WITH YOUR TAXES WHEN YOU FILE JOINTLY. THIS FORM CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE IRS.GOV WEBSITE OR YOUR TAX PREPARER CAN SUPPLY IT FOR YOU. I HAVE TO FILE THIS FORM SO THAT I AT LEAST GET MY HALF OF OUR TAX RETURN. MY HUSBAND ALSO OWES PAST DUE CHILD SUPPORT. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU. :)

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