Texas Chooses not to Enforce Child Support Orders

My wife's ex-husband chooses not to pay child support regularly on time. He owns his business, and has set his payroll at a low amount to minimize his child support liability. He has gone over 31 days with out making a payment many times in the last 7 years, but has gotten away with it because the older court order, had him making 2 payments per month.


This resulted in him only making a half payment per month, and staying out of jail. We took him to court, and that process lasted 1 year and 3 months. I was not allowed to participate in the proceedings, and the case never went before a judge. During the course of the proceedings, we had to provide all of our financial records, and the NCP, never provided his tax returns, or any of his complete banking records from his business, or multiple personal checking account financial information. He just had proof of the cashed checks, but those records only went back 7 years, leaving over $100,000 in non payment before penalties and interest.

When he offered to pay a little more per month and pay weekly deductions from his paychecks, my wife took the settlement. Now a few months later, no weekly payments and we are losing our home to foreclosure. Our car has been repossessed, and we will be homeless very soon. Our bank NSF fees, and sub prime credit lines charge large penalties and interest starting if we are one day late.

I have asked the State for help, but since the case is no longer active, they say there is nothing they can do. Is there not a state agency that you can call when the NCP goes over 31 days between payments to have him arrested?

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U r UNREAL
by: Anonymous

I agree. Get your lazy but up and get a job mom to support your own damn kids!! you shouldnt have had them if you expected someone else to pay for them!!

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works 4 his dollar
by: Anonymous

Hey I have to say that fathers need to support their kids, but on the other hand loosing your home and NSF charges are your own damn fault. I pay allot in child support and i have had to put my family who lives with me second when it came to where the money goes. Now I have an oppertunity to start my own buisiness and because of takers like you and my ex, I will have to pay myself as an employee wich means alot of extra hassle just to be a father. I feel for those who Deserve and need the money and deadbeats like my father don't support the kids they fathered. my ex is better off than I am by far......but she would take me for every penny if she could. so get a job support your family and wait for the slow family court proscess to take him to court

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Are you joking?
by: Anonymous

This has got to be a joke! What man in his right mind would get involved in child support issues pertaining to the mother? Let me get this right: You think that this guy should pay child support to HELP YOU pay your bills? Did you marry this woman and later find out she had kids? You got some nerve mister. Someone needs to K.Y.A!

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Give me a break!
by: Anonymous

So child support is for your car payment and house payment? Get off your lazy ass and support your family. Why is it the ex's responsibility to maintain your lifestyle? Give me a break. Send the kids to live with him since he has since enough to live on his own dime. That money is for the kids.

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TOTALLY UNDERSTAND
by: Anonymous

My Ex-husband incorporated his business so he would not have to pay me or his first ex-wife a dime in child support. I have raised 3 kids for over 2 years on my own including the daycare bills. I do expect to live a certain life style, I do not think I should have to live in an apartment or anything less than the 2800 sq ft house he has, so I work my butt off and provide the best I can for my kids. The attorney general took him to court and he has made 4 payments to me and once again stopped paying. He has owned his own business for 5 years, we made over 80,000.00 the first year in business but he wants to modify both my child support and his other ex-wife's support because he claims he only makes $600.00 a month now but last November he came up with 16,000.00 to pay her arears to keep himself out of jail and he still owes me 17,000.00. He goes 6 months at a time without even calling any of the kids or checking to see if they have school clothes, nor did he buy Christmas presents for them. But he likes driving the 46,000.00 Crystler 300 he bought himself and going on 5 trips to Vegas in the last two years in his new RV.

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Do you and your wife have a job?
by: Confused

I can not beleive that your family lifestyle is changing all because you are not recieving Child Support. You took on that obligation and now you want the ex to pay for your standard of living? Send the children to live with their Dad since you say he is making enough money to take care of them. To make this short and to the point That money is not to pay your entire mortgage or car payment!!! In combination with your household income and the ex--child support should computed to HELP take care of the kids!!!

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