Non-Custodial work in oversea .. need help!!
by Oversea non-custodial
In 1997, my X-wife filed for divorce while I worked overseas(a 3rd world country). I did signed the "waive of Citation", due to I could not travel back home in order to attend the court. Since I signed the "waive of Citation", I have not heard anything from anyone. In fact, I believed that I am still married. Every month, I send $1,000 check to my family. I did that from 1994 until 2003. One day in 2003, I received a letter from my bank said that: my bank account has been levied by the Texas Child Support...That was all, I was broken and worst part was I was realized that I have been divorced since 1997. In 2007, I returned to USA, my Passport was revoked, due to $160,000 arrears owed (included OAG interest, principle is $116,000).
I was able to pull the bank record back to 8 years max(2008-2000)the total amount of all checks I sent home was $46,000. All previous 5 years checks record written from 1994-1999 was not shown(total amount $60,000). In 2007, Texas Child Support (TxCS) levied my IRA account, I have contested to this action. Showed TCS the record of $40,000 paid and asking for credit to the amount arrear owed. Never heard from TxCS again. I called TxCS every weeks in the past 10 months, they had transferred my case to officer to other officer in charged (I would say, at least 5 officers has involved with my case).
However, I am recieving a bill TxCS every month, with the same principle arrear amount plus interest. The amount today is $165,000. And not even tell me how much the Payment amount will be? How do I know how much I have to pay?? If anyone have such knowledge or experience in this case, please consult. I have lost my job and unemployed since 2003. But I am not running away from paying Child Support. If they considered that I owe the Child Support, then I will pay for it, one way or another. But be fair that:
1/. I did not recieved the final Divorce Decree.
2/. TxCS should return my call or write to me to update of my case.
3/. Credit to what I had sent money to support the family.
I am a tax payer, I have a right to hear at least from TxCS update for my case? I believed their salary from the tax payer.
What do I have to do? the interest from TxCS is rising. Please advise...