Texas Child Support Review Process (CSRP)
The Attorney General's Office sent me a document requesting I attend a Child Support Review Process after my ex requested a modification. The purpose of this meeting was to allow the "parents" to negotiate the terms of child support, visitation, modification, and so on without going to court. Once the OAG got a copy of my financial records, they cancelled the meeting and said it will go to court. They are seeking the full 20% of my net income. Essentially, no negotiation between my ex and I ever took place. When I spoke with the main office in Austin, they agreed that the paper was wrong and that the state would follow the guidelines of 20%. It's amazing this document has been in circulation throughout the state for 2 years and no one challenged it until now. So, the real reason for this meeting was that they wanted me to show up and agree to their terms only. Can't really call it a negotiation process when the OAG only follows the guidelines. Now I'm scheduled for court, what a good way to start the year! Can you say "DECEPTION"?