Texas Attorney General-Victoria Office

by David
(Alexandria, VA )

Well it's done! I have posted other blogs about my pending case with the Texas Attorney General. My case began when my ex and I had an argument about her boyfriend striking my daughter with a belt. After I threatened to report her to child protective services, she threatened to take me back to court for more child support. Three weeks later, I received a notice to attend a Child Support Review Process (CSRP).


This meeting was to bring the parents together without going to court. Here's the fallacy: The AG's office sent me some literature that said we as parents could agree on a child support amount. Trust me when I say this; that's not true! By law, the AG's office must seek 20% of a non-custodial parents income regardless what the literature says. It's a ploy to make you think there's room for negotiation. BTW, they will demand your pay records as a condition of attending. So, unless you want to fully agree with the AG's decision, attending the meeting is useless.

If you're looking to buy time though, attend the meeting and give them what they want, but don't agree with anything. If you do, an increase will begin immediately. If you don't provide pay records, there won't be a meeting and they will subpoena the records and add the costs to the court fees. Guess what? As the non-custodial parent, you have to pay them too. Don't expect them to place any liability on the custodial parent.

By not agreeing to the CSRP, they will schedule a hearing within a couple months. The longer it takes, the more money you get to keep. However, they make back date it. Regardless, unless you bounce from job to job, you will lose your case.

The AG also implies they don't represent either parent. That's somewhat of a misnomer. No one can refute the fact they don't represent the non-custodial parent. However, the custodial parent and the AG's office share the same interests. They both seek to get paid and use the children as an excuse to do so.

In my case, the assistant AG handling the case implied I was a bad father for not wanting to give more money for the interests of my child. I fired back by stating my ex would use the money to buy a new car, clothes, and jewelry for herself. I also conceded that I would sign the order if my ex could explain how she would spend $1700.00 a month for one child. The Asst AG said "she don't have too". And, as many of you fellow Texans should know, the state could care less about how much money she makes.


After realizing I was in a no-win situation with a bunch of feminist pigs, I walked out of the courtroom. Unfortunately, the relationship with my daughter has been strained and I refuse to speak with her anymore. Sounds sad, but the other parent (as most will do) has put the importance of money of the importance of a relationship. As far as I'm concerned, everything my daughter eats or wears, the place she lives in, or the things she enjoys is a result of my labor and income; not her moms.


My advice: If the parents can settle the matter without involving the AG, you’ll both be better off and the parent-child relationship will continue. Other than that: Don't have any more kids.

Just remember--Love for others is temporary, love for money is endless.

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TEXAS AG VS WASHINGTON STATE AG
by: Anonymous

My husband received custody of his three children, the "egg donor" as we fondly call her is on welfare and social security in arrears of child support by $19,000 (+) dollars, and nothing is being done. She has no contact with the the children and refuses to pay child support stating it is a material possession not a requirement. he has requested that she pay or her social security be garnished. NO CAN DO!!! We have received several letters in the mail stating we OWE HER child support. We have to go and get the records from the school and prove WE have them. She is on drugs and lives on the streets (so she says) I had a PI look her up. She is living with her mother not paying a dang thing and her children are being cared for by another woman. She says that she will not give them the money because she has no proof that they will get it. HELLO they get it from me now. HMMM I have tallied it up for the courts on what I have paid since they started living with me. Me alone in 2 1/2 years has paid nearly $66000 dollars on clothing food mortgage school lunches and so on. Child support goes to support the child food clothing transportation and so on. Child support is required if you have the brains to have a child you should have the brains to support that child. Welfare and social security should work hand in hand and do not offer help if you are not helping your children.

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VICTORIA AG's OFFICE FIASCO!
by: Anonymous

My fiance has been drug thru the ringer by the Victoria AG office. They DO NOT care that he is paying child support currently, and on time. When he was 17 years old, he had 2 children by one woman. As some teenagers do, they are not responsible for their own selves, much less children of their own. So he moved to Florida and led a new life. He has since returned severalyears ago and has been paying on arrears faithfully, pluse current child support, plus medical insurance. He was locked up by the AG office in February of this year and was held on a $10,ooo CASH bond! Where do normal people get this kind of money? Needless to say, I sold pretty much our entire house to pay and get him out. Now, he is to return to court in a few weeks and they want ANOTHER $10,000 or he goes to jail. COME ON NOW! Our lawyer is STUPID and is NOT fighting for OUR rights! He is willing to pay for everything he has lost in the years previous.. so come on man. Lady that works Victoria AG cases is a MONSTER! and is out for blood! Good luck to anyone having to deal with this AG office. Good luck!

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Texas City AG
by: Anonymous

My Husband got custody of his kids in 1998. His ex continued to get welfare, food stamps and medicaid although we had insurance then turned around and charged him for the welfare. Over the years we have paid more than 10,000 in welfare benefits! We have proved time after time that she was illegally getting benefits to the court, AG, and the welfare department and NOTHING has ever happened to her. Last time at court in Jan. he was told he will never recover the money and can't sue the AG's (they are protected by law). Now they are both adults and we are still fighting the system! His ex not only has them on welfare as adults, but also his grandson and the baby's mama! My God if I did half the stuff she has done I would be rotting in JAIL! The AG's are completely useless, they never read the file, they won't answer you even with an attorney! Unreal what a nightmare this has all been!!

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Ugh!
by: Anonymous

My husband's ex took him back for more child support several years ago eventhough she didn't even let him see her regularly. We go to court, and the AG rep is related to his ex-wife's current husband which she should have taken herself off the case, but that didn't happen. The other rep announced in court she had never seen that much money come thru the court before and wanted to know if his employer was hiring. Unprofessional. He was working a shutdown at the time so he was working 60-80hr weeks TEMPORARILY. Needless to say they based his child support on all of his overtime that didn't last. In order to continue to pay the amount, you have to work OT so you can't get it lowered unless you work for months on no income. Impossible to pay our own bills. It is a vicious cycle. That takes my husband away from his children and current family, but they don't look at the big picture. She isn't required to work....I thought it took 2 parents to support the child. I didn't know we were paying for her a new car, a disney vacation for all of her family, and building her a new home. What is sad is his child says they tell her they have no money. Why can't she be required to at least set up a college fund for her? If you call the AG...they treat you like crap, each rep gives you a different answer, and they say you have a hire a lawyer to file a complaint. We didn't ask to get taken to court, but we are stuck with the bill. We were finally able to go back and have everything straightened out 2yrs later. Where is the justice in this system?

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Unfair Treatment
by: Douglass

The TX AG emploees are some of the most ignorant people I have ever had any business dealing with. I was set up to come in for a neg. hearing and showed up 15 mins early than what the paper said just to find out they had the meeting without me that morning at 9am. I wanted to know why I was sent a different time. Of course, nobody could tell me. Now, they are bringing me into court to review. They also made a small mistake of about $6000 that I owed, which I did not and that took me 3 months of dealing with those losers to get right. My tax return was held so I had to also deal with IRS. The time and money I have wasted in dealing with their ignorance could have been better served if that energy would have been focused on the children instead.. This saying "Everything is in the childs best interest is a total lie!!! Its all about how much money they can run through their office. Thats how they get paid. The system here is setup to screw the person paying the bills. Oh, and if you don't follow and agree with them, then you are a bad father........If I ran a a business the way they do, I would not be in business very long. HELP!!!!!

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Some guys have all the luck!!
by: Anonymous

Sorry to hear that some of you good dads are getting the short end of the stick, but sometimes moms do to. The office in Victoria is crap, they have no idea what they are doing, it has taken them over one year to serve my sperm donor with paperwork. One time he even answered the door and told them they had the wrong person, and get this, HE GOT AWAY WITH IT!!! They have no idea whats going on. Someone calls you to discuss your case and the next day you get a phone call from someone else who wants to talk about the same thing. What a waste of our tax dollars!!! And forget about calling their customer sevice line, these people hate their jobs and treat everyone like a deadbeat. What a waste!!!!

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VICTORIA AGS OFFICE
by: Anonymous

I have one even better! There is this woman Monica that lives in refugio county! she filed child support agains my husband. we pay over 600 a month. we hired an attorney. we lost. because it was stated that he did not respond in the 30 days to discuss paternity..we did dna hes not the father..but we lost.. now we have to appeal..and the b*tch gets 600 a month and we have never even seen the child that does not belong to us!

SO WHAT DO WE DO?

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Another Victoria Tragedy
by: Anonymous

We are experiencing the same hair-pulling experience in Victoria. My husband and I bought a house, and during that process our lender told us my husband's employer had been mispaying his ex-wives fo 26 months after his job status changed and he gets paid bi-monthly instead of every other week. We called and asked the AG where we could send payment and correct this. Of course his 2nd ex wife was also requesting the AG to review his income and had not told us. Now, the AG has informed us that he is in arrears by a varying amt of money...It changes with each letter. The best part is my husband has not only made every child support pymt to date but has gone out of his way to pay extra for both his ex and his girls. Of course NCP get no credit for extra... We are up for our CSRP in May and are planning on taking a lawyer, especially after reading this site. The AG staff has been very rude and not helpful in any way, treating him as if he were a deadbeat dad. AG staff even hung up on him when he told her we would have an atty present at the mtg. Now we get to go and pull all the records from 1998 to present to prove he has made all pymts. And that we found the ONLY arrearage and corrected it in a most timely fashion. This is so wrong! I wish we could correct the system. Good Luck to All.

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Unfair treatment by Victoria Office!
by: Douglas

I got called in to the Tx AGs office in Victoria again for the 6th time in the last two years for my Xs ammusment. This last time the AG asst who had been working My xs case. called her in first and then me where they were they had made up their game plan . I sat there and this very Rude ladytotally blew me off. was very short with me, She Told me that I made over 7000 a month which is so very worng! That was my Gross for the year I showed her nad she just ignored me and set my child support to that. I love my daugther and my X will not let me see her and thats killing me. i have taken the police when it was time to get her and she still refues. My x told me that unless she gets more money I will never see my daugther. I pay Child support at more than 700+ a month with and full time job and full medical ins and bills . Where Are My Rights?? Im a Good person Im not bad Father I dead broke But Thats my problem as I was Told my that AG office in Victoria. I dont want to get out of paying I just want it to be fair..I cant afford to pay a laywer I cant pay my bills and I m almost Homeless. Now they want to take me back for more money I cant pay anymore an live>> But who really cares Im just a Father . So Does This ever stop?? What they the Texas AGs office seems to be stomping all over My Rights. I have never felt like I was worth nothing till i went to the Victoria AGs Office. I will pray for that lady that has so much hate for men as she showed me.

This is from and heart broken Father
Whos only crime was being a caring Father!!

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RE: Texas Attorney General - Victoria Office
by: Anonymous

WOW! This is the same office my husband had to go to with his ex. He said the lawyer for the AG kept pressuring him to sign an unreasonable amount of Child Support (he had already received notice of his employment ending due to company downsizing). Even though the amount was more than it should have been they kept asking him why he did not want to pay for his daughter (keep in mind he has paid the correct amount for 10 year already). He was trying to be reasonable with them explaining that he will be happy to review support once he has a job. BTW, he has been unemployed twice since I have met him due to his industry and NEVER missed a CS payment. He also just had Support modified just over a year ago so how often can a CP request these reviews?? He said he had never felt so discriminated against in his life. After a full hour of them pleading with him to sign a higher amount of Support (with numbers that did not add up with his income) he did not agree. They threatened him that he will only add to his expenses by going to court and asked that he sign anyway and just modify the order when he gets another job. My advice to any NCP that is asked to a review is to bring the proper documentation however NEVER agree to anything. You have to pay the court costs either way so you might as well have a judge decide. Eventually when there statistics show that these so-called negotiations never end in agreement they will hopefully remove this one-sided review from the process all together.

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This is a load of crap
by: Stepmother of 3

A Month ago my husband had a meeting with the attorney general, he didn't bring in his paystubs, because he listened to his family members, and they still caculated his income he has 3 children and according to the law only 30% is to come out of his check.Which they never took into consederation his other two children on another order. Well because of not bringing in his paystubs they figured in the Tax free travel money his company pays us to travel. Which is NOT to be caculated in. When he tried to explain that they were caculating the tax free money they didn't listen to him.(treated him Like crap) they also figured in the health insurance for his one child for this case wrong when you have 3 children under differnt orders they have to divide the monthly health insurace by 3 so AG said he payed $124 a month instead of $166. So we asked for a motion for a new trial, and since that are mail has been flooded with fee's for attorneys, dna, and the back child support has increased by $2000. When we filed the motion at the district clerks office the ladies in there didn't know how to file it because know one has ever filed a motion for a new trial against the AG.So people bring in your pay stubs and if you feel the amount owed is not correct don't agree to anything. until you have an attorney preasent. I also think you are paying to much a month for one child, because what reponsibles is the mother responsible for!!!

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