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 In 2007, I returned to USA, my Passport was revoked, due to $160,000 arrears owed (included OAG interest, principle is $116,000).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...

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PICK 'EM RIGHT OR ELSE YOUR WILL END UP WITH A LOSER!!!
by: Anonymous

I thought my situation was bad. I prove to the judge and the child support services that my ex-husband was doing fraud by being on welfare when he was living in california while my daughter was living in texas with his mom. I got my daughter school record for 3years she was living in texas. The child support attorney and the judge did even bother with it. I had to pay 3 years back. They took money out of my bank account even I was making my payment and the rear. I was actually making twice the amount so I can pay off the rear faster. They took my Pharmacy license away and my driver's license without sending me any letters.I learned my lesson! now I don't have a bank account under my name or any of cars,property. I talked to my ex if he can waive the rear for me. His telling me that the childsupport services told him he can't do nothing about. The sad thing is my daughter still doesn't live with him. But I can't prove it because his mom cover for him. But the way I look at thing now that he can't live of me forever. He never work when he was with me and til now his still doesn't work he live's off on tax payer. That's how his family live and that's what he learned growing up. I really know how to pick em! To the young ladies and gentlemen out there pick your partner careful and find out more on their family values and work ethics.

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Do something
by: Anonymous

If you are viably unemployed, you need to request a downward modification due to change in circumstance. Secondly, you need to appeal any determination made by the CSE until the monies can be reconciled that you paid for maintanance on your family while oversees. There seems to be alot of failure by the CSE and these need to be raised at an administrative proceeding.Check to see if legal services in your community can represent you on legal matters against the attorney generals office.

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You Must Show Proof
by: Anonymous

I went threw this you must show proof of every transaction if you were out of us and sent cash that wont work but you can dispute everything dont trust your lawyer but you need one present dont go to court but get a meeting with OAG this will keep the judge out of it if she is a person that cant lie then ask for bank statments or have them ask her if she recieved any payments also if you pay something you mast pay it threw OAG and keep records yourself for every payment the reason why is if she moves to a different state and files the paperwork again this will start all over again but if you have proof you can get it dismissed cant tell you much more but I can tell you put your money in someone elses name including vehicles houses anything dont just transfer it you must show that you got rid of it sold it and spent the money if they havent started investigating what you own they will you must stay ahead of the game I wish you the best of luck and hope this helps you some .

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Up hill battle
by: Anonymous

And I thought I had it bad! You first mistake was sending money directly to your family. I'm assuming you mean your ex wife and kids. Hopefully, you have all your receipts. I'm sure you realize you won't get anywhere with the agency. They will keep you down as long as they can because they seem to think you owe them; not your ex. Understand, they want all the money going through the system so they get credit (federal funding) for it. That also includes any arrears. They are not your friend, nor is the Judge. They all work on the same team. This is a case where it would be best to hire an attorney to get some things resolved. Keep in mind, family law attorneys usually side with the enemy too. Even if you show proof that you paid, your ex can come back and say it was a gift and they will support her on it. It's in the AG's best interests if she does because it keeps you bound to funnel more money through the system.

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