The AG Office in Bexar County

The practices of the Attorney Generals Office (Greg Abbott), particularly in San Antonio, is very bias, one-sided, and SHOULD BE investigated by the proper authorities. The AG states that they are advocates for the children but they are more like a personal collection agency for the mother. Understanding that generally the child lives with the mother and the non-custodial Father pays child support, many, like myself have 50/50 custody. I understand about DEADBEAT Dads but what about DECENT FATHERS WHO FOR VARIOUS REASONS CAN NOT LIVE WITH THE MOTHER and CHILD? When decent fathers maintain their responsibilities, not missing payments and falling in arrears, despite a drop in income, one would expect the Review Officer to take all these things in to consideration, ESPECIALLY, when there are changes in employment. Instead, what I faced were front line barriers and obstacles, someone sitting at the front desk, "screening" calls and office visits to speak to a Review Officer, thus impeding progress.

In my recent experience with a CS Review Officer, I wanted to simply follow up on what has become a 2 year bout with trying to get my Child Support payments reduced after taking a major pay cut. I've always kept up my CS payments, despite depleting my entire savings to near ZERO balance, just so that my credit remains good and also that it might be considered during the AG review.

Anyway, the Review Officer, in a prior conversation, said she would send me some documents I needed to get the CS amount changed. I had not received the documents yet so I wanted to check the status. At the start of the call, she quickly took a defensive posture. Despite keeping cool and speaking in a calm manner (which has been a very difficult task each time in dealing with AG in San Antonio), she remained emotionally charged and FAILED to see that in checking the status of my review, it was SHE WHO FAILED TO MAIL OUT THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS or CONTACT ME REGARDING THE RESULTS OF MY CASE.

For TWO YEARS now I've been trying to get the CS payments reduced, even up to the 20% of my monthly income (I'm currently paying more than 40% for 1 child!) BUT each time, some bias, one-sided, emotions-driven, AG employee, (I want to mention names but I won't this time), hinders progress with red-tape "BS". I know it is because I am the non-custodial parent.

If AG was truly an advocate for the Child, they would understand that the needs of the child also includes the livelihood of their father (who is also loved!)They do not need to see their father with unnecessary financial struggles due to "child support". It only hinders Parent/Child QUALITY time in a QUALITY environment as they see the mother spending the child support on new homes and BMW cars.

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Bexar Judge Rausch
by: sanAntone

To the comment that Judge Rausch owes Back child support,Today is Wed. 05/16/2012...A local WOAI Newsperson is going to look into that..I too have Heard the same ! Anyhow,Tx AG IS CROOKED! Taking $3 out of Every payment an NCP makes,So that $3 less,Every payment,adds up to a lot less for the children.I thought it was,"All about the children!"

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MODIFICATION
by: Anonymous

Hello! my children is 18 now why are my unemployment benefits garnished? i already have child support taken from my pay check, my payments $200 per mo, there is no other order in place, and i am now paying $200 in excess of child support payments, also, i requested an review never got one, another t, what shall i do incorrect record of payment made

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Both Sides of the coin!
by: Anonymous

I'm on both the custodial side and the non-custodial side as a step mother. My husband has been unemployed for 2 years now and we both donate plasma to keep up with his payment. Between 2 people payments are $480.00 per month.

Let me tell you the AGs office in Texas is not helpfull nor knowledgeable on either side. My X hides money and does not pay his percent of the medical bills. Not to mention they have moved and I have no idea where my son is on his periods of possession. The AGS office told me that infomation is confidential. I guess they have not read the court order!!!

All step-mothers really should either support their husband and their children that they already had by helpimg when needed instead of complaining. 50% of something is better than nothing. Can you emagine how the mother feels getting a pidly 20% or in my case 6%. This money does not even cover his lunch! If you could not handle being a step-mom you should not have married someone with baggage.

My son's stepmother is horrible. She does not even allow my son to talk to his dad unless it falls into their period of possession.

There is always someone worse off then you! Make the best of life, follow up with the AGs office daily until you get what you need, or do it the normal way and hire an attorneey.

Seeking custody because you dont want to pay childsupport is just sad. You cant even pay and you want to be responsible for someone else.

Realllllly.

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Scared
by: Anonymous

I got served with papers to go to court for past due child support. I just feel behind because i have been out of work. After reading upon this online I am very scared to appear in court and might run. I am and have been making monthly payments for the last 6 months just before that I was out of work and feel behind. I don't want to loose my current job and I don't want to go to jail. I never have been in jail ever for anything. I always have obeyed the law. At this time I just can't afford to pay the back support amount. I have been making the $$ over the amount I owe each month. I have 2 kids and a wife and they can't have me put in jail. I am thinking about leaving the state of texas and just getting a job some where else and mailing in the rest that I owe to avoid going to jail.


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Child support Judge Rausch
by: Anonymous

I was told that this Judge Rausch himself owes alot of back pay on child support if this is so he should not be on the bench. If anyone know anything please post comment He is in Bexar County in San Antonio.Texas

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The System is ***** up...
by: Anonymous

I agree with alot of your comments. But i myself have gone into the OAG office and have never had problems with reducing CS payments. I was always told that if the parties in agreement then you dont even need an appointment, you can just walkk in and its done right then and there and over with within 20 min. They didnt even verify income they just lowered it because we asked for it. But I do understand your frustration because my husband is currently confined in the Bexar County Jail for Child Support but yet has not see his daughter in over 7 years. Yes i agree that he has not been compliant with his payments but why should we pay and follow the court order if she doesnt have to follow it by giving us visitation. The Oag is just a collection agency and yes very bias. I have been with my husbadn to court before and has never been given the chance to speak and say his part only the mother. The judge told her by law she is required to give us her current address and she bluntly said no , im telling him and the judge accepted it, and I mean Judge Rausch...rm 411..the judge is very rude and very unprofessional..I have now taken things into my own hands and have no choice..my husbands daughter thinks hes dead because its what she been told so i had no choice but to file a petition and affidavit to terminate perental rights..the system will never help the absent parent..its what they do best and never consider what that parent might be going through..and i will win....

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UNITE OUR VOICES
by: JESSE URENA

IT SEEMS WE ALL R SAYING THE RITE THINGS 2 THE WRONG PEOPLE.MOST OF THESE PISSED OFF COMMENTS R FROM "ANNONYMOS"...HOW THE HELL CAN WE GET 2GETHER 2 FIGHT THIS IF WE DON'T KNOW WHO WE ARE??..MY NAME IS JESSE URENA, I TOO HAVE ISSUES W/TX-CHLD-SUPPRT.MY ADDRESS IS URENAJESSE @ GMAIL .COM.MY SOB STORY >I 63 YRS OLD AS OF LAST JULY 09'MY (?) YOUNGEST TURNED 30 LAST JUNE 09'NEVER MARRIED THE MOTHER BUT TX HAS "COMMON LAW" MARRIAGE,THUS ANY WOMAN W/KIDS WALKS INTO AG. OFFICE CLAIMS I'M THE DAD AND AG STARTS HUNTING ME DOWN 2 TAKE $ FOR KIDS.I LEFT TEXAS YRS AGO.DID NOT KNOW SHE WAS GETTING $ FROM AG/STATE 4 CHILD SUPPRT.SHE WAS GETTING IT @ HER MOMS ADDRESS.i DROVE TRUCK ALL OVER USA.SENT $ REGULARLY SPENT $ ON THEM WHEN I SAW THEM AS OFTEN AS I COULD.YEARS LATER THEY "FOUND" ME WORKING @ A REGULAR JOB W/ TAXES SOCIAL SECURTY DEDUCTIONS ETC.THEY TOLD ME I WAS IN ARREARS AND OWED OVER 70 THOUSAND INCLUDING "INTREST".SHE MARRIED W/PAPERS ETC/HAD 2 MORE KIDS AND STILL IM THE DEAD-BEAT DAD. I TRIED 2 SHOW BIRTH CERT FOR 3 KIDS NONE OF WHICH HAVE ME AS PARENT,YET THE CHILD SUPPORT DEPT.TOLD ME I COULDN'T "BASTARDIZE" THE ISSUE,(COURT ORDER). I CAN'T GET THEM 2 ORDER DNA TESTING. THE "KIDS"(ONE IS 33 YRS #2 IS 31 #3 IS 30YRS) DON'T HAVE MY LAST NAME NOR ANY CONTACT W/ ME CUZ AS PER THEIR MOM IM AN ASSHOLE..I LOST MY JOB,FELL BHIND 3 MONTHS.TX AG. "FROZE"MY BANK ACCT.WOUL NOT ACCPT 3 MO.s SUPPRT BUT WOUD "UNFREEZE" FOR HALF OF MY BALANCE!!TOOK MY RETIREMENT SAVINGS (LEFT INDER 40 BUCKS)TAKES ALL TAX REFUND CHEKS FROM FED AND STATE (WI.STATE TAX)ALL "STIMULUS"CHECKS FROM PRES BUSH 2 NOW.LETS GET 2GETHER AND FIND A VOICE.CALL ME 9202173597. WI IS MY HOME.WE NEED 2 FIGHT THIS TOGETHER.JESSE

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a Attorney General office of Child support fails to do job
by: Anonymous

We have been sending reviews, and proof of income now since 2007, Yo are talking abot a disabled AMERICAN assmed dad of the FAZ KIDS, THEY LIVE IN A house with federally convicted cocaine dealers< they have refsed to allow coUrt ordered visitation
since MARCH 2007, THEY HAVE NO LAWS NO COMPENTENT JUDGES NOR HAS THE CHILD SPPORT OFFICE EVER ONCE DID THE JOB THEY ARE PAID TO DO. THEY CONSTANTLY STEAL TAXES AND STIMULUS CHECKS WHEN ALL THE TIME THE DRG DEALING FAZ FAMILY HAS DRAWN THE DISABILITY BENEFITS AND THE INCOMPENTENT WORKERS FAIL TO CREDIT IT TO CHILD SPPORT, NOW WHEN SOCIAL SECRITY PROOF IS SENT AND SENT AND SENT SHOWING THEY ARE PAID, WHAT IS THAT? RIGHT THEY DO NOT DO THEIR JOB AND CONTINE TO HARASS A DISABLED MAN DISABLED DE TO THE FAILED BEXAR SYSTEM!!!!!!~~!

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MESSED UP SYSTEM
by: Anonymous

My husband and I have been paying his child support for a long time, and in 2008 we did go to the website and submitted in a request to lower/reduce his child support, received a letter in the mail and submitted all info requested and it was denied saying there was not enough financial chages submitted, my husband is an automotive technician when child support was set it was based off of 60-80 flag time hours a week, in 2008 he was lucky to flag 40 hours per week, this is a huge difference, but they do not care, he has been out of work now since April, and still they say he is obligated to pay his child support, I tell them we know that we are not saying he is not obligated to pay it but if he is not working how do you expect for him to pay it, pull it out of his ASS!!! My husband has always paid his child support, even thou the ex has turned his son against him and does not allow visitation, nor provides changes of addresses, and many other things that she is in contempt of court for, but it always seems to go bad for the parent who is forced to pay child support, and now with a new state law your child can be passed the age of 18years of age and if they have not graduated they can stay in school till age 21 to graduate and GUESS WHAT the mother will still be able and allowed to get child support. THAT SUCKS

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email sent to AG here in bexar county with link to these comments!!!
by: Anonymous

In the recent months stemming from last September, I too have filed for a reduction in payments to my former wife for our now 14 year old son. For the past four years after returning from Dallas and making noticeably less money, I have still continued to pay the same amount every month in good faith. I moved here to be closer to my son and did so because one weekend a month with him was not healthy for our relationship to prosper as father and son. Anyway, after remarrying and having a new born last September, I went ahead and submitted all of the paper work and documents required by your office. Actually, I did the beginning stages of what was required in early 2008 because your office informed me that it would take about six months to begin to even process. Anyway, I have been in contact with a case worker from your office for the majority of the time (no need to mention names) with everything going through with the proposed reduction, even at the understanding and agreement of my former spouse. However, I received notice in the mail some weeks later stating that because I have obtained a lawyer and am seeking custody and a change in conservatorship, my case for reduction was dismissed. My filing for custody was well before that letter was even sent out and your office was well aware of the proceedings but made no attempt to review with myself or my present wife of anything in regards to this matter. Even after I have complied with everything that was asked of myself by your office and my former spouse in order to get the payment change of reduction enforced. My attorney was even displeased to hear of this action and how it was handled. All I can say is that for the most part I have had favorable encounters with your office but to get the treatment and action of the case worker assigned to me was very unsatisfactory and very biased to the custodial parent. I don?t wish to file a complaint, as I am sure that will not resolve anything, but simply just wish and pray that each and everyone of the staff members employed in that office understand that there are no sides to be chosen in any case. But, instead being by the side of the child whom you are representing what?s legally and morally right and knowing that not all non custodial parents require simplicity and leniency, but also what?s moral and right for their children.

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f*** up system
by: Anonymous

This is just truly un-believable. I have been struggling with child support payments for over 17 years. I divorced my first wife for mutable counts of adultery and she did not even contest it, because she was guilty. But the courts don't care about that, just that when I can't pay her, I'm a dead beat dad. I just spent 55 days in jail for non support, and the courts ordered me to pay from jail, or stay in jail. I'm self employed and when I'm not working, there is no money coming in. My guess is they were trying to see if I had money hidden, I did not. Or I would have paid. Now I'm behind on my second divorce, CS payments and being threatened to be put in jail by her AG CW. When I get out I will go back In for the other ex. How is this ever going to get resolved. The only way, I see is to be dead, then who suffers, my children, who are my only reason for living in the first place. WTF

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THE LEGAL SYSTEM "HA"
by: Anonymous

I AGREE WITH ALL OF YOU, I THINK THE SYSTEM IS JUST WRONG. THEY DON'T CARE IF YOU LOOSE YOUR JOB OR YOU TAKE A PAY CUT. THEY STILL WANT YOU TO KEEP PAYING THE SAME AMOUNT MONTH AFTER MONTH. I'M JUST TIRED OF THIS SYSTEM.I'VE BEEN PAYING MY CS FOR OVER TEN YEARS, I LOOSE MY JOB IN JANUARY GET BEHIND TWO MONTHS AND NOW THE JUDGE WANTS TO THROW ME IN JAIL. WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER AND FIGHT THIS SYSTEM.AND THIS IS THE SAME ALL ACROSS TEXAS, THOSE JUDGES ARE SOMETHING ELSE I'LL TELL YOU,SINCE THEY LIVE OFF OUR TAXES THEY GOT JOB SECURITY. THEY DON'T CARE IF LOOSE YOUR JOB OR DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY LEFT TO PAY YOUR OWN RENT.

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Thank goodness someone understands!
by: Anonymous

We have been payng child support also for 5 years in the amount of 1400/ month. My husband used to make good money but being int he arts witht his economy has forced him to get a 9-5 job. between the two of us we make less than 30,000 a year and have a child with special needs. so we pay almost 17000 a year and live in poverty while childs mother doesnt work because she has her income from us and her food stamps and her section 8! what a life everything is paid for you and you get 1400 a month to spend while we suffer trying to afford our childs healthcare and feed her! We have had a 3 year review and were told that if we could make that much int he past that we could make that now if we choose to. apperently they think that we have like not knowing how we are going to feed our family or that we have gone days without electricity! The sad part is that they say they are all about the children but i can tell you that in return for her getting 1400 a month my other child is suffering.

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Reduction in CS
by: David

I agree with you and the posts added by other people. The law says you can change the amount based on current income. Like the other post said, you need to go to the website and open a case as the non-custodial parent. You should also file a complaint against the case worker. Not that complaints do any good, but at least you have some documentation.

The bottom line is this: It's not in their best interest to reduce any child support. That means they get less money through their system, thus less federal funding. I can't tell you how many times they lied to me about my case. Now the whore I was married to gets $1700.00 a month for one child because I make more money. The kid doesn't need that much, and they said it's none of my business how my ex spends it.

Sad to say, they have created a wedge between my kid and me. As long as my child lives with her mother, I will protest any contact because they (ex wife and AG) put money over relationship. Someday my daughter may ask why and I will quickly put the blame on the greedy bastards who only wanted to line their pockets.

Yes, we should all protest and make a statement. Unfortunately, you don't see enough attention in the media or otherwise. Wait until some upset guy loses his mind and opens fire on them. It's always about the ones who don't pay; not about the women who sleep around and still profit!

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Downward Modification
by: Anonymous

You must request a motion for downward modification due to "change of circumstance". You should go on the Attorney General's website to their interactive account and sign in as the non-custodial parent. Email them and let them know what you want to legally accomplish. Provide change of income documents to support your request for a downward mod. Stay on them. email them weekly. DOCUMENT.......DOCUMENT......DOCUMENT.
If you continue to have problems, go to your local state representative and ask for assistance.

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I feel for you
by: Stepmother of 3

I know what you are going thru, my husband is in the same boat. What needs to be done is we need to start writing our legislature to get the laws changed. My husband pays his child support faithfully every month and still the AG office treats him like a deadbeat.His CS review awarded the mother double the amount he was currently paying, and still the money is going for everything else but the child. His son called the other day and asked if his dad could put minutes on his phone because the mother had no money, she receives $850 a month for him and she can't even put min's. on his phone. So if you need to talk and want to help change the laws so the the fathers who pay CS faithfully, and have 50/50 custody contact me at gill88fan@aol.com, lets try and get equal right for fathers.

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