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I have asked the State for help, but since the case is no longer active, they say there is nothing they can do.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?