State of Hawaii Child Support Screwed Up...

by mauibrother
(maui)

The State of Hawaii Child Support System is completely screwed up. I have been paying child support since 1997, although the State claims it began in 1999. Anyway, because the State of Hawaii automatically deducts wages electronically from my paychecks (which clearly shows up on my pay stubs), I thought that I was current after all these years. They deducted from my wages earned, garnished my and my current wife's tax returns every year since 2002, garnished my Alaska PFD's and some of my disability settlement award. Well, it seemed that I was on the right track right? WRONG! The State of HAwaii claims that I havent paid child support and have a balance owed to them in the amount of $11,937.00!!! I was extremely shocked! I contacted the child support office and apparently they have all my info...ALL past employers. Here is what they claimed:


1. the employers did not send them the money;
2. it might have gone under another account;
3. it went to a different department;

I told them that there's only of me, and since the State of Hawaii electronically garnishes my wages, they already should have it on their record, but they claim that they dont. I agree with paying child support, but Im furious about the State not keeping accurate records and losing my support payments...I mean WHERE THE HELL DID IT ALL GO? Its not like the court had asked me to send in a check every month, because the State does it automatically electronically. Instead of fixing the problem and finding the money, they chuck it off as saying I owe them. Now, they asked me if I could send in my records, pay stubs etc, to verify child support payments....I was like..WHAT? Why should I send them my records, when they should already have them??? What should I do? My attorney told me not to send it to them because they are the State and that they should find the money and fix the mistakes made by them and that if I send in my records, it would be free for the State, meaning that they need to subpoena all my records from the mainland and it would cost them money to do so...in other words, I did what was ordered for me to do and that the State of Hawaii needs to suck it up and look for all that money that THEY garnished...I love my girls, which I havent seen since 1997 and no matter how hard I try to see them, my ex wont even let me see them....I send Birthday gifts and Christmas gifts along with some money and every year its the same thing...RETURN TO SENDER...everything I send gets returned back to me except for the money...I think im a good father. I follow the Court order and the laws, but it seems that the laws dont give a damn about good fathers, they just want their money...what to do :(

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DEAD BEAT DADS
by: Anonymous

There is no excuse for any dead beat dads who are getting away without paying shit this chs system is fake they don't help u at all.if they can get away why not let the other bad guys get away too who commit other crimes beacause this is a law that is not being followed by the dead beats andthey getting away

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DEAD BEAT DADS
by: Anonymous

To all u fathers who pay your childsupport atleast u can go to sleep every night knowing u still taking care of your children not like all these deat beats yes this childsupport system is full of it instead of going after them they rather go after the ones tryna work to meet ends meet and still pay what they owe to their children. That is why all these dead beats get away they all no work or work for cash so they don't have to pay s..t now thats screwed.I'm a mother of three my children was abanded from a dead beat never pay one red cent had his own bussiness and got away with that. I work one job just to survive paid a attorney all my saving 20,000 just to get childsupport didn't get nothing even with court orders these asses get away. yes we all go through rocky roads in life with our other half but why make the kids suffer. I figure this chidsupport is for our children and this system would work hard to get what is owed to our children but really who is this for???advice to all u good dads continue to do right at the end you turn out the winners and watch these deat beats suffer when the s..t hits the fan. I just hope they start cracking down with this law just as the are with the other laws of this world.god bless...

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Audit their system
by: Anonymous

Their system should be audited. I've dealt with them for many years. My son who is 17 lives with me full time and I pay child support to his father. His father was even able to go into their office, modify the order, and ask for more child support claiming that I made triple my income. The first time he did this I could not pay my rent and my car was repossessed.

This time I sent them every piece of paperwork they asked for to prove that they were wrong about my earnings as well as had them court ordered (for the second time this year) to stop garnishing my wages.

CSEA finally stopped the garnishment after years of fighting with them. They sent me a letter stating that I still owe them $54 dollars, and another letter right after with an application for their services to go after my son's father for child support.

Needless to say i'm sick of their corrupt practices and the way they ruin people's lives. I'm not rich at all, but I decided not to ask for child support so that I never have to deal with CSEA again.

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Still paying too much!
by: Anonymous

I have paid child support as per Hawaii law since 1999. I recently have lost my job and the income difference is significant. The custodial mom now owns her own business and is making over $20k monthly (good for her). I am making less than 10% of that each month. I have tried 3 times to have a modification to this requirement. Each time she has not shown up to the hearing, because she doesn't want to report her income. I am not able to persuade/prove/or otherwise share to the hearings officer the gross income she is making. I am not wanting to wish no I'll will, but dang! She has lied or not reported her income for years!

How can I legally provide to the court her income so an accurate reflection of incomes (hers and mine) can be considered!

Really frustrated and need help

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Hawaii wont close my case
by: Tmanwyo

Maui says I still owe $25,000 even though my case has been closed for several years now. Many letters were sent from the CSEA here back then but also by me through out the years yet every month I still get the collection letter each month. My case was closed out here, I owe nothing yet not one letter ever gets responded to even when sent certified. I have also tried contacting them through there email system, still nothing. Whats it take to talk to a person out there?? Anyone that can help please do. TM
maddogmorgan90@yahoo.com

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still paying child support when a child was abandoned.
by: Anonymous

I am paying still paying child support even though my child was abandoned from my ex-wife. I kept on explaning my side and my daughters situation to them, but they still want me to pay child support. And my daughter was abandoned by my ex-wife since the age of 13. I just cannot believe how these child support enforcement agency can be so corrupted.

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still paying for 19y.o who is not in school
by: Anonymous

We are paying child support to my son's mother,who knows he is not in school and he is 19 y.o..i called Hawaii,and they send me this huge packet of paperwork to fill out. In this paperwork, I am suppose to fill out all of my financial information;but nothing for her to fill out. She has kept my son from me using one of the laws that protect women. I met my obligations each and every month,but she has never let me see him or meet him. Did a search on her when my letter came back "wrong address"..i moved once and had a letter from CSEA threatening me to stay current...its a double standard. What can I do to stop the support,mind you i have him on DEERS for insurance. If I contact DEERS and flag that, will it cause a flag in the CSEA computers?

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I can help you with this
by: nani

Hey,

I understand your anger, I have to deal with them too. Emil me at lelah35@gmail.com. I am from Oahu, I know the system there and I can help you fight this problem.

Get back to me asap and lets fix this. I want nothing but to help you and nothing more.

Nani

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good luck
by: Anonymous

I have had Child support agency loose records of thousands of dollars and to them no big deal but we are left paying twice if not more ! They don't have to search till the end of time for the records they look once and if not found you still owe it !

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