Texas OAG don't give a damn!
In the early nineties, I was dating a girl, who became pregnant. She left Texas and went to Illinois, where she gave birth to a baby girl.
She moved back to south eastern Oklahoma, and north central Texas. I had no idea where she was or how to contact her. However, she knew how to contact me even after I moved out of Oklahoma, as my parents have lived in the same house on the same street for over 30 years.
Well, In 2004, the mom got a divorce from her husband and called me out of the blue to be in our daughters life.
The next thing I knew I was being served in Florida, for a paternity test and child support. I would later learn, that she had someone else tested for paternity before me.
Child support is set, and I was also given 3 years worth of arrearages to begin with. In 2008, my daughter came to live with me in Florida.
Within a few months, we moved back to Texas. Because, she is living with me, Florida stops child support enforcement. Next thing I know, her mother shows up and local law enforcement makes my daughter leave with her mom. The next day, her mom calls for me to come get her. I did.
I filed a case with Texas child support enforcement. They never ever served her mom, said they could not locate her. Now, the daughter is over 21, married and about to deliver a child.
Well, in 2011, I begin receiving monthly statements from Texas for $30.00 per month,
this was the amount Florida had set to go towards the arrearages. As well, they sent this to my employer.
Not having the thousands to hire an attorney, I let it go on, at $30.00 per month. Then the state of Texas, took it upon themselves to change to $500.00, without even notifying me that there was going to be or that there had been a review for modification.
I go to the child support office in Plano, TX, and get this changed back.
Recently, in March of 2014, I received a letter from the OAG, that I needed to make a large payment. I contacted them and WE agreed to increase the monthly amount to $100.00. So that has been paid thru payroll deduction without fail.
I was recently injured at work, thus causing me to be out for an undetermined amount of time. Well, when I informed the insurance company that I do pay child support. Well the order they received from the OAG is to pay over $1000.00 per month.
When I called them to discuss, the lady on the phone simply said "we can take up to 50% if we want".
It is beyond me how, on a whim, someone can just change an order anytime they want without notification. There is a process that is suppose to be followed anytime there is to be a modification.
However, we just found out that the case was suppose to be closed back in 2008, due to the custody change. So I am now looking for an attorney to help get this mess straightened out.