THE TEXAS OAG SUCKS

In regards to: RECENT COMPLAINT

Office of the Attorney General

Dear Attorney General:

I recently filed a complaint with the Attorney General Ombudsman’s on March 23, 2009. I received a letter from Eric Rodriguez dated March 2, 2009 stating that an investigation had already been completed. I called his office and left a voicemail in response to his recent determination letter. I wanted to know how an investigation into my complaint could be done with out talking to me. Eric Rodriguez determined that the amount ordered by the court was indeed appropriate based on the noncustodial parent’s current income.

What if the order wasn’t based on child support guidelines? The noncustodial parent provided the Attorney General with only one pay stub and one W2. I met with Attorney Lucinda Canavan Mantz the morning of the Hearing on March 23, 2009. She suggested she was to be the attorney representing the state and in the best interest of the child.

I asked her many questions for which she answered. I was present when she was questioning the noncustodial parent regarding our Childs health insurance previously ordered by the court in 2004. The noncustodial parent didn’t care about the health of his child then and doesn’t now. I was told by Attorney Lucinda Canavan Mantz that the Attorney General and through the Texas Workforce Commission obtained the noncustodial parent’s income and that is what the Attorney General was going to use to determine the Child Support Modification. The Judge took a recess for lunch and when the court resumed, my name was called, and to my surprise Attorney Koos stood up in the place of Attorney Lucinda Canavan Mantz.

Mr. Koos did not confer with me in the hall before the hearing nor did he introduce himself to me. Had I known he was representing my Childs best interest, I would have asked the court for time so I could have been better prepared.

I don’t know if he spoke with the noncustodial parent; it would appear to me that he had because it was acceptable to Mr. Koos that the noncustodial parent failed to hand over the Production of Documents part of the order as it pertains to the Texas Family Code. Mr. Koos said the Production of Documents was only a request. The noncustodial parent is a car salesman and has been with the same employer for many years therefore his pay varies. He receives many perks with his employment like the use of new cars, bonuses, commission, and cash given to him on a gift cards from other dealerships like Drive Time.

When I was before the Judge I was kept out of negations and unable to speak because the Judge kept saying I made my ruling. I stated in open court and for the record that I didn’t understand what was going on. It was as if the noncustodial parent was about to sale a car and the Judge and the Attorney were making a deal. The fact of the matter is the Attorney General has not helped my child and me at all. The modification increased $6.00 in child support even though it has been five years since the last order. What about the cost of living? What about extra activities teenagers need to help them become well rounded?
Clothing is more expensive? Everything cost more.

The Attorney General didn’t collect the Arrears owed to me since last year. Mr. Koos told the Judge no arrears were owed when in fact there are. The Attorney General did not provided the Judge or me with accurate information as to the Financial Activity Report. The balance numbers do not coincide with the dates on the Administrating Writ of Withholdings and the child support checks received.

I have not received the health insurance information for our daughter and it has been over thirty days. The Attorney General was supposed to receive proof of insurance no later than thirty days as well. Do you have it?

I expected the noncustodial parent to do whatever he could to get out of his responsibility and the job of being a father; however, I did not expect the Attorney General to do the same. I thought it was your responsibility and job to uphold the law in the best interest of my child.

Sec. 154.063. PARTY TO FURNISH INFORMATION. The court shall require a party to:

(1) furnish information sufficient to accurately identify that party’s net resources and ability to pay child support; and

(2) produce copies of income tax returns for the past two years, a financial statement, and current pay stubs. It is pay stubs with a S at the end of the word this would imply more than one

In accordance with the Texas Family Code

Sec. 154.061. COMPUTING NET MONTHLY INCOME. (a) Whenever feasible, gross income should first be computed on an annual basis and then should be recalculated to determine average monthly gross income.

(b) The Title IV-D agency shall annually promulgate tax charts to compute net monthly income, subtracting from gross income social security taxes and federal income tax withholding for a single person claiming one personal exemption and the standard deduction.

The definition of the word annually is many times a year or recurring in year based intervals.

Until Then I Remain Paula Arias

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Apr 16, 2012
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100% agreement
by: Anonymous

It's been over two years since my ex was Court Ordered to pay me the whopping sum of $20.00 a month beginning in January of 2010. I haven't seen a dime of it. Can't get phone calls returned, can't get emails answered, and every time she is hauled into Court, the Judge lets her walk again. Were this me, the Dad, my butt would have been locked up immediately and I'd STILL be sitting there. Joke? Yeah, the whole system is a joke.

Mar 29, 2012
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TX OAG = EASY MONEY
by: Anonymous

THOSE PEOPLE WHO WHO WITH THE OFFICE I'VE BEEN DEALING WITHIN THE DALLAS OFFICE OAG ARE JUST THERE TO COLLECT THEIR CHECKS AND NOTHING ELSE
I FILED FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THERE3 OFFICE AND WAS NOTIFIED ALMOST 6 MTHS AGO THAT THEY WOULD DECIDE TO TAKE ON CASE AND 6 MTHS LATER "NOTHING " EVERYTIME I WOULD CALL THEM NOTHING HAD CHANGED IN THE STATUS OF CASE, I PROVIDED ALL THE INFORMATION THEY REQUIRED ALONG TIME AGO WHEN THEY FIRST ACCEPTED THE CASE.
AND FINALLY ONE DAY I CALLED THEM AND COMPLAI8NED TO THEM OVER PHONE ABOUT HOW LONG IT WAS TAKING AND THEY TEKLL ME THAT THE CASE IS FIXIN TO BE WORKED ON SO I WATED ANOTHER MONTH AND CALLED BACK AND NOTHING, SO I COMPLAINED AGAIN OVER PHONE AND THEY TELL ME THE CASE IS FIXIN TO BE FILED AGAIN.
FINALLY I FILED A COMPLAINT ONLINE THRU THE ONLINE ON WEBSITE
AND QUESS WHAT THEY CALL ME RIGHT AWAY AND TELL ME THAT THEY LOST SOME OF THE INFORMATION I SENT AND THEY WANT ME TO RESEND INFORMATION AGAIN
WHY DO THEY WAIT SIX MONTHS TO TELL ME THIS
I GUESS I WILL NEVER SEE CHILD SUPPORT AGAIN
I GIVE UP ON THE DALLAS TEXAS OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

Feb 17, 2012
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Texas OAG
by: Anonymous

By all the comments sounds like I wish my divorce would have happened in Texas. But instead it was in Virginia which by the way is worse if you can believe it. My child support enforcement has gone from Virginia to Texas. By my experience in courts concerning child custody and child support it is my belief and many others that it does not matter if it is the non custodial parent or custodial partent getting the short end. But more times than not the one getting the short end of stick is whoever the court feels will keep having to come back because lets face it this is not just about Texas OAG, it is the entire child support enforcement and including Child Protective Service too. I am probably one of very few non custodial people who do pay their child support and due desire proper visitation and do love their children. My case started in Virginia when my ex decided to up and leave me in 2000. In 2004 my ex-wife filled out a Federal court document called a Federal Child Support Worksheet. She stated on this document that she was paying $690.00 per month in child care. I thought the $690.00 amount sounded familiar so I called my sons private school she had him in against my advice. They told me the amount that was paid for his school was....yep you guessed it $690.00 Now all this happened after the Judge and her thieving lawyer signed my new child support in order without my knowing about it except after my lawyer showed it to me. My child support went up because of this from $385.00 to $757.00 and in Virginia you cannot even go back to court on it or file on it until at least 6 months, so for 7 months it built up to over $4000 in the hole. So since I did not have the same job my child support while paying $66.00 per month in interest went up to $12000. It has taken me since 2004 to get this down to less than $1000 but keep in mind it was ruled in court that she did not have my son in child care but instead she had him in a private school and the Judge ruled I did not have to pay this. But he ruled nothing about the $4000 I paid. If I were to have appealed this then I would have had to pay $9300 just to appeal. Yes our system the entire countries system is corrupt with child support and child custody. I was told in Texas that because I was legal and paid my child support that it was why they come after me and not the others that owe more than $20000. Heck Texas even garnished my IRA that was created and built when we were not even married.

Feb 09, 2012
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To the Idiot who posted in Dec 2011 titled STOP
by: Anonymous

This is to the idiot who posted for mothers to STOP having children back in Dec 2011. For your information,not every mother using the OAG office to enforce child support is on Welfare nor had a baby alone!!! You don't know everyone's relationship situation and I have been working since I was 16, never been on welfare, put myself through college, as well as my 19 year old, and without his father's help. I also pay taxes and this is a resource for all. A child did not ask to be born, so its not their fault. Parenting is not a choice, its a responsibility and they are obligated to support their children. I like to see where you are in 10 years since you're so perfect! I am not going to apologize for bringing 2 wonderful children into this world. If you ask me, it seems like you have no real bond with your mother or father is you have grown into an ignorant person. Your mother should be so proud!!! So for all you mothers that struggle with the OAG office, don't give up. I am still owed $75K and I go back to court in March. Its your right to not agree with what the attorney presents you. REFUSE and let the judge decide. Know your rights. Again, before you judge about what you think you may know, take the time to find out the truth.

Feb 01, 2012
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OAG BIASED TOWARDS WOMEN
by: Anonymous

I must admit there are some deadbeat dads out there. But for every one of them there is a mother who is using their kids child support for their own needs and not the children. I was so screwed it wasn't even a fair judgement. My ex wires lawyer submitted my w2 from two years ago when I was working overtime and made 8000 dollars more than I do now since we hadnt had OT in a year when the the judgment was made and still haven't got it back. And she I explained that to the judge and that there was a lock on OT and i was not going to get it back anytime soon he didn't care and didn't even look at my current w2 where I made 8000 less. I know its called potential income whatever the hell that means. If its been 2 yrs I think what I make is what I make not what I made 3 yrs ago. And as far as the rate which is 25 percent since I have 2 kids is a joke and not fair. Let's see I have extended visitation rights. And my exwifes lawyer and me looked at a calender as she tried to assure me I would still get to see my kids a lot since that was my main concern considering my girls are attached to me and I was the one who bathed them and cooked for them and spent time for them while their mother was out drinking and on the internet while watching twilight and contracting herpes. Sorry got off point but we looked at the calender and the days and over the course of the year I would only have the kids 26 days less than her. Yet I have to pay the 25% and their insurance aj out of 24000 dollars I made this yr I only kept 12000. So I have the kids almost the same amount of days yet I pay all that and still have to try to feed them and put a food over their heads and buy them clothes cause their mom is too busy buying herself ipads and junk. So cry me a river those of you who think noncustodial parents get away with murder cause for every deadbeat dad their is a deadbeat mom living off her kids. And its almost impossible to get custody if ur the father in this country. Cause this system you women complain is broken is set up to in ur favor cause the day a couple separates the father is the one who has to scratch and claw for any little rights he can get. The mom basically has to be a crackhead running a prostitute operation out of her house to lose custody to the father. Ok I vented and those who are wondering no she didn't give me herpes I had lost interest in that poor excuse for a woman long before that.

Jan 10, 2012
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Get a Load of This ...
by: Anonymous

My ex, a resident of Austin, was nearly 7,000 behind in child support. Since I live in another state, TX has told me they can only "collect" and NOT ENFORCE. Due for a custody trial in my state in a couple of weeks, she finds herself WAY behind in child support because she simply refuses to pay. So shes thinking - how is this going to look to the judge if I am not paying child support??? This girl walks RIGHT into the Texas OAG office, gets the Non-Custodial Parent form for making payments, WRITES HER OWN PAYMENTS ON THE FORM (which I of course did not receive), the TEXAS OAG NOTARIZES it for her and GIVES HER A CREDIT OF 3500.00 ... THEN gives her an official document reflecting her balance owed, which of course is 3500.00 LESS (Mind you, the form plainly states that in order for the form to be valid, I must sign off on it - I did no such thing and no one called to ask). She commences to FLYING to my home state early in the morning with this "official" piece of paper ... Walks in MY COUNTY'S CLERK OF COURT'S OFFICE, and delivers this form along with a verbal message that she says was from the Texas OAG, "My state said that I needed to give you this form to get credit that is due to me for these payments you were not aware of." Texas had already given her the credit and the red tape was finished. Since it was an official document, my state had to honor it, or so they said ... and the credit was given. According to my state's clerk of court, she asked them for an OFFICIAL DOCUMENT OF WHAT WAS OWED AFTER THIS CREDIT WAS GIVEN. Get this - She FLIES BACK TO TX, gives THIS document to the Texas OAG, and they give her ANOTHER credit. So you see, with the noncustodial parent being male or female (I'm not sexist), the system really works for the noncustodial parents because of their continued whining and lies they tell to get out of taking care of their children. After threatening to sue my state over this and NO ONE IS ACCEPTING THE BLAME, they just found it more jurisdictional to simply place an alert on my account to BEWARE OF DOCUMENTS that are NOT CERTIFIABLY SENT from the TX OAG and vice versa. These people don't know their a** from a hole in the ground. The best thing we can do is do our best as a parent and take care of our own children...with their help or not. Oh, and the TEXAS OAG makes NO MISTAKES either...they don't accept ANY responsibility of accepting, notarizing, and crediting my account without just cause OR proof. I did get custody, by the way - So if your journey to collecting child support from a noncustodial parent causes you great distress, dont worry ... KARMA is a B***H .. That works for me. Good luck everyone.

Jan 04, 2012
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Non-custodial parents cannot be serviced
by: Anonymous

My ex stopped paying child support four years ago. He owes over $50,000 child support for our two little children. Every time I called Texas OAG, I get the same answer: they cannot service him because he is not answering the door. OAG cannot take any legal action against him before he is serviced. It seems to be a joke. The state can take many legal actions to force him to pay, but they cannot do anything because he cannot be serviced. When I ask what can be done, they just tell me to wait. And I have been waiting for years!

OAG is a joke. Why do we have to support them with our tax money!

Dec 11, 2011
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STOP!
by: Anonymous

If you find yourself having to rely on the AG to manage such personal affairs - it's time to own up ladies! STOP having kids with men you can't rely on. If you make the decision to create, carry, and birth a child - realize from the beginning you may be own your own. Don't rely on the hope that your family will help, the child's father will help or for the system to strong-arm baby-daddy! Get your act together, be self reliant and responsible for the products of your body! This whole system should be scrapped - it's a waste of time and resources! With today's modern medical advances: the pill, condoms, female condoms, morning after pill, early migeprestone abortions, and surgical abortions, there is NO excuse to have a un- planned, unsupported pregnancy! As a woman, it makes me cringe that other women have babies with dirt bags then complain! You picked him, you slept with him, you got pregnant by him...wake up ladies!!!!!!!!!! Change will begin with us!!! I'm 30 yrs old and I can guarantee I will never have to become a part of the welfare or child support system - there is zero excuse!!!!

Dec 09, 2011
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Temporary employment
by: Bob

I was a college student until recently when i was called by a company to go work in a combat zone as a contractor on a 1 year contract. Now my ex wife wants to take me to court and adjust my income to reflect what i will make during this 1 year i am overseas and having rockets and mortars and small arms fire sent at me on a daily basis. I understand that my children need to be taken care of but they are not hurting for anything. I have always been willing to help with their needs even when i was unemployed. Now that i actually have a chance to catch up on my bills and maybe fund my next 2 years at the university my ex is trying to get more child support. It is not like i will continue to have this income for many years to come. It is a temporary "CONTRACT". All it really does is give me a chance to get better prepared to take care of my children while she is trying to take away from that. So for my 2 kids i will be paying over 2300 a month and when i am unemployed in a few months since my contract will be up. How am i supposed to pay that much then?

Dec 05, 2011
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very bad service
by: Angela

I have now been on hold for 34 minutes waiting to speak to someone regarding my case in wich my ex is over 42,000 behind. There is always an excuse, always a reason why they cant help. And my favorite is when the representative asked me "do you know how much money we are spending on this case". I do not know how much, I DO know I have paid my taxes, and deserve a much smaller wait time on the phone. My vote for AG office will be changing during the next election.

Dec 04, 2011
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Lost paperwork
by: Anonymous

I moved to Oklahoma in 2005 and filed a suit against my ex. He came out like a bandit, because the state of Texas "lost" the paperwork for over a year and made me completely refile. Meanwhile, they only went back 4 years, although my ex had not paid a penny since my son was born in 1993. o, instead of the thousands that he should have paid, he wound up getting off for about $15000 total, or less than $1000 a year for 18 years. He is still over $8000 behind, has not made a payment since November, and the state does nothing but add interest. Oh, and if I have a question, I have to call the state of Oklahoma, they have to call Texas, Texas calls them back, and then they tell me. Texas will not even talk to me because I live in Oklahoma, even though the non-custodial parent lives in Texas.

Nov 18, 2011
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RIP OFF!
by: Anonymous

What I don't like about the Tx OAG office is it only took 9 days for my child support to start but now trying to get it stopped is going to take at least 5 months at a minimum to stop and my son has been living with me for the last 3yrs and the mother is still getting free monthly checks of child support and driving a jaguar! You call the OAG office in Tarrant County you never get to speak to the person who's handling your case or why your child support isn't stopped if the child lives with you!

Oct 05, 2011
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Texas AG time for change
by: Anonymous

We are starting a facebook page called Texas Attorney General: Time For Change. We are starting this page because just like you we have heard countless stories on both sides of how ineffective the AG's office is. Please come and share your stories or just like our page. We are hoping that if we can get it big enough we will get noticed and start to change things. Please let all your friends/family know.

Sep 12, 2011
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Childsupport
by: Anonymous

My father is over $30.000 behind in Payments and nothing is done on my Case my Son is 21years old now thats how long my Case been going on.There is no darn Justice thats for sure!
Heidi Taylor

Sep 02, 2011
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Re:Deadbeat
by: Anonymous

Texas should do the same as Alabama. Texas gives the non custodial parent to much room to lie and evade their responsibilities. My ex asked the OAG to lower his childsupport but now he doesnt even pay that. And he moved to another state to evade his resposibilities. What kinda crap is that!!!Did i forget to mention I aked to see the Judge and the AG rep said we dont do that here. What the ???? I was in a court room why? She said I had to have an attorney to see the Judge. How Stupid. I mean who does the OAG really help the parent who has the child or the non custodial? The man is supporting his fiance buying her jewly and cars meanwhile my 5 children are not getting support. all because he lives in another state!!!!! AG needs an overhaul and to be reminded who they are really hear for. Economy my ass what about the parents that have custody? Its okay for them to get 2 or 3 jobs meanwhile the non custodial sits on his rear!!!!!

Aug 26, 2011
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My Turn
by: Anonymous

Despite having harassed me to within an inch of my sanity trying to convince, intimidate, frighten or force me to have an abortion when he learned I was pregnant, my ex fought me for full custody at our divorce. In the weeks leading up to the court date, he resumed his harassment only this time he was trying to get me to sign a document saying he didn't have to pay any child support at all. He also believed (as a previous commenter does)that 20% was an unfair amount to pay, but instead of voting to change laws he harrassed me for it as though it was somehow my doing. I received custody of our child,and he pays child support. And complains constantly about it, and tries to imply that its being misspent, etc. He constantly vows to take custody from me, telling me that when our son turns 12 he will go live with him, and then I will pay child support to him. He brags about how much money he makes and how he's the top salesman and how many bonuses he gets. One day he cleaned out his truck in my driveway, threw all the trash from the floorboard all over my lawn! As I was picking it up I found several pay stubs and a w-2. Turns out his pay has increased greatly since our divorce, but he is putting large amounts into a retirement account pre-tax so his take-home pay appears to be virtually unchanged. I contacted the Texas OAG and requested the child support be reviewed and told them of the documents I had, and what they seemed to show. They responded telling me not to send anything. They said they would simply have him fill out a questionnaire stating his current income. Obviously someone who has deliberately concealed his true income cannot be trusted to tell the truth on a "questionnaire". There seems to be no concern from the OAG to arrive at the truth. Our child just represents dollar signs to his father. It has all been about money from the very beginning. He would literally have rather have him dead instead of pay support. I hear far more money-oriented fathers in these remarks than mothers. A child deserves a life supported by both parents and no custodial parent should feel bad for receiving support for their child.
Obviously greed and money-hunger has no sexual boundaries.

Jul 26, 2011
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Heart Attacks Dont Count
by: Anonymous

I filed for divorce in 2004 from a crazy wife who pulled a gun on me, last straw psycho.... I stayed with her for almost 9 years because I was in fear for our daughters safety and because I had alot to lose due to my income and owning a business. I foolishly agreed to pay her $10,000 per month "child support" obviously it included all of our debt and the buyout from my business. Imagine 6-months later suffering a massive heart attack, losing my business, having all of my cars repossessed and my home foreclosed. I filed for an emergency hearing to get the support reduced and to seperate the debt from the support. It took 1-year to get back to court due to her stalling and her high priced lawyer Duane Corley. I was still paying $4,000 per month during all this time. Lo and behold, they socked me with a $80,000 judgment literally as my home was being sold at the courthouse auction on the same day.

I moved away to start over and they garnished %50 of my wages, obviously you cant live on 25% of your income, so we moved back to live with my inlaws. Next came 6-month jail time becasue I could not pay $9,500 per month. They were nice enough to let me serve my time on weekends, so I could work in a warehouse for $10 per hour for about 8 months during the week.

My ex wife is still living high off the hog in Conroe, TX. I am happily remarried and it was worth every thing to get away from Nora W. Men beware of Nora W and the State of Texas Attorney General. PS I just recently found out I cannot leave the United States as the state has a hold on my passport. The screwing continues. My email is wintergrouptx@gmail.com if you want to vent as well or contribute to my legal defense fund.

May 24, 2011
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To Angela
by: Anonymous

you sound like a young mother whos baby daddy saw his chance to be rid of you while he could, and given the way you" almost went to jail for assalting an officer" and all of your threatening comments I am sure he made the right choice. I like how you said that "you wanted all the money" its your childs money or at least it should be. I think your story is a lie i live in Texas and I get screwed over all the time while my sons mother, yes its mother or father not sperm donor im sure he doesnt just refer to you as leg spreader! I have tons of complaints about the way this system is set up. i also have alot of suggestions like how about if you have a child in your custody and dont work for a year the other parent that has had a job the whole time gets custody automatically. I would also agree with drug tests given randomly to the parents so the court knows if they made the right decision when the granted custody. Remember mother doesnt always know best.

May 23, 2011
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Run-around
by: Anonymous

I agree they suck......recently, I had spoken with my child's non-custodial parent. he informed me that the OAG had been taking his income tax for the past 3 years....when i inquired about where the funds were, i was told that the NCP had to inquire....i told him and he DID make an inquiry and was told that I had to inquire.....we BOTH went to the OAG together and were told that they could not and would not tell us where the funds were...needless to say, THAT was 2 years ago and they are still taking his income tax and my son hasnt seen a dime

Mar 09, 2011
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Non-Custodial Parent
by: Anonymous

The non-custodial parent helps supports the child. They are not the only one held accountable. The custodial parent in my situation, is refusing me my visitation rights. I pay child support, buy the plane ticket and send her extra money for the travel and unaccompanied minor charge. She still refuses because she has to drive an hour to the airport. I am in the process of trying to get custody of my son. If I do, I will be asking for no child support. She will have to buy the plane ticket though. I just want what is best for my son, thats it. That's the way it should be. The mother of my son only uses him as a paycheck. There needs to be more laws regarding the non-custodial parent. I believe that the state shouldn't take 20% of their income, it should be 8%. How can the non-custodial be able to afford an apartment, and other bills that come with living on your own and still support the child when they are with the non-custodial parent? I barely support myself. How can I do father/son activities when the custodial parent takes 20% of my income and the state takes taxes out of my income as well. The custodial parent should have to pay the taxes on the money they receive. It leaves me with a little more than half of my income. How can I live? Everyones concerned with the mother because the child is in their care but what part of the child support actually goes to support the child? Do you know how many times I had to buy my son vitamins, school clothes or shoes b/c the mother wouldn't?

Jan 07, 2011
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lets petition!
by: Tj

I am reading many stories about either my situation or someone that I know. It is not fair to the children AT ALL! I don't understand why they allow the non custodial to get away with murder. If you can find some resolution, even if it's Freezing One's bank account ,do it. Trust me it will get them to pay. The OAG goes all around the mulberry bush and still doesn't come up with anything! I have given them vital information and they still don;t take advantage of it, Damn just give me a job with your company cause I have done all the work for you. We all should get together and raise some damn eyebrows with the media.

Dec 05, 2010
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I should be getting paid to work my OWN case
by: Anonymous

...because that's what I've had to do. I've provided the OAG with the ncp's work and address. I've had to contact the employer myself about garnishment of wages. I've contacted the NCP about just paying whatever he could, after all he lives with his mommy and has never paid rent or had a mortgage in his 30 years on this earth. He won't pay and the OAG keeps lagging behind on their work. It's safe to say that I may never see a penny until his taxes are garnished. Good ol' once-a-year child support payment. I am ready to give up on the OAG, do myself a favor and not stress on it anymore. I'm going back to school full time and taking out the max loans I can so I can get a higher paying job because I'm never going to have ANY help from NCP. Texas has failed me and my children. The OAG should be ashamed of the lazy people they call employees. Good Riddance!

Nov 30, 2010
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I agree... The Texas OAG does suck
by: Anonymous

First off, I have a job so don't start with all your comments about a greedy mother who needs more money. I haven't received child support for my son in 8 years. We have gone to court several times and each time he has underemployed himself to the point where he is barely bringing home enough money to pay for his other children. Then right after court he goes back to work full time. I have brought proof of that to court and the judge who has no clue what he is doing and really doesn't care, told me that he can only take what the "father" brings in as proof of his income. WTH?! So the child support was set at $125 per month. Meanwhile that doesn't even begin to help cover my son's medical expenses. The insurance he carries does not cover a medicine that he needs and I have to pay $155 per month for it. Yes I also carry insurance on him as well and that is after my 50% discount.
We have another court date coming up and I went to the Child Support Office to speak with someone ahead of time about hiring my own attorney. The jerk of attorney for the OAG was called into the office and told me flat out that if I hired my own attorney then I probably didn't need child support in the first place. WHAT????? Seriously!!! Wether I hire an attorney or not does not give him a get off scott free card on not paying child support.
I have filed many complaints and the issues have not been resolved. I did hire an attorney this time and he is not going to get away with this anymore.
Stand your ground and fight for what is right.

Nov 29, 2010
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no way
by: Anonymous

Ummm yeah you just called her a bill. I would take my son and not ask for a penny. Would it be hard, sure. When a woman keeps a child from a father, REGARDLESS OF PAYMENT HISTORY, she is damaging that child, period. Money does not make a father love his child nor does it mean that the money is being spent to support the child. It is beyind me that they don't make custodial parents keep reciepts. And calling me a NON-custodial parent is insulting. I do so much for my kid it's ridiculous I can get hassled so much by the Texas Ag and my Ex over money.

Nov 26, 2010
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Take care of yourself first
by: Self Sufficient

Work for your money, do what you need to do for your kids. Don't be dependent apon a system or a person to ensure that you and your children are taken care of. Think of all the people that have no chocie but to do it alone because the other parent might have passed away. If they don't want to pay, use what ever means are available through the government to make dues. Take full credit when your kids graduate and become successful people of the world. In the end, when the bill comes 13 years down the road, consider that your retirement.

Oct 30, 2010
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not always greed
by: Anonymous

Oh ok it's ok that they don't pay their childsupport? I think NO! We do have jobs but the point is that they need to pay as well. We didn't make these kids by our selfs and we souldn't have to raise them by ourselfs. Be responsable for what you do. I pay my bill and he needs to pay his. Not saying she is a bill bit come on. Not my fault that he just can't stay with anyone for very long going on the 4th wife and 4 kids later.... Some of us it is greed but lots is the fact that we are not going to let a person get away with something that he did. or she did. We would go to jail if we did a crime will some of us see it as a crime not to pay for something.

Oct 27, 2010
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Wow Nat
by: Works for a Lawyer but not the AOG

Calm down. They can't cross state lines to enforce an order. They have to just do with what they have. Now if there is an arrest warrant out for that so called "deadbeat" they can work with that states law enforcement agency to locate and obtain that person and extradite them back but sometimes those fees are way higher than the owed child support. Those are usually saved for those real deadbeats that owe hundreds of thousands of dollars. Also they don't write off past due child support. If you got one amount for past due from his income tax and it was smaller the next year did it ever occur to you that he didn't make as much? Thats how it works. They take his check and take out what he owes not some made up amount.
Right now the AOG is offering parents that owe a chance to have their support lowered temporiarily due to the economy. In all honesty I havent received any from my daughters father in over a year but she still visits with him and his family. When we do receive it we use it to pay my husbands child support since the money is more important to his ex wife than it is to us. My husband is unable to find a job in El Paso since he's white and it is a very racist city but we were both laid off out of state and had no choice but to move close to family. There are four of us and we live on my income. We made adjustments though and our kids are very well taken care of and we are NOT those deadbeat welfare eaters either. Our kids are happy and we have a great relationship with my daughters father. So what if he doesn't pay or help us out, its not about the $$. Have any of you women that do nothing but complain about the $$ ever sit back and wonder that maybe you are the reason the father doesn't want to pay? I hate that we have to pay my husbands ex wife. She's abusive, sells drugs etc but we can't get custody because they are in a state that women win over anyone even if they are in a dangerous situation. We've had custody numerous times but that state has always taken it away as soon she cleaned up her act even though he had a stable home with us. Its never about the moeny, its about the children. As long as they are happy and loved thats all that you should care about.

Sep 20, 2010
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THE TEXAS ATTY GEN.
by: FED UP WITH DEADBEAT DADS

NATLIE B.
WOW WE HAVE ALOT IN COMMON MY DAUGHTERS"SPERM DONOR" MOVED TO COLORADO AS WELL, HE NEVER REPORTED HIS NEW ADDRESS WITH HIS "NEW SHACK JOB" WHICH WAS 30 MILES AWAY IN NEW MEXICO,I CONTACTED THE AG AND THEY SENT ME AN EMAIL TELLING ME THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO BECASUE WE HAVE A ONGOING CASE IN FAMILY COURT AND I HAVE A LAYWER!! WTF? ARE U SERIOUS, I GUESS WE KNOW WHY THEY HAVE SOOO MANY CHILD SUPPORT EVADIERS THAT THEY CANT CATCH, ALSO MY EX GOT BEHIND THEY HAVE HAD HIS ARRER SO SCREWED UP ITS ALWAYS DIFFRENT AMOUNT THEY NEVER SHOW THE SAME AMOUNT, REALLY IS IT TO HARD TO ENTER A CORRECT AMOUNT INTO A COMPUTER? ALSO, THE EX'S INCOME TAX RETURN WAS TAKEN ( I GIVE THEM AN PROPS FOR THIS, BUT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE THE PREVIOUS YEAR) IT WAS NOT THE WHOLE AMOUNT HE OWED IN BACK CHILD SUPPORT BUT IT WAS LIKE THEY JUST WROTE OFF THE OTHER $1200 HE OWES? IS MY CHLD NOT ENTITLED TO THE REST OF HER BACK CS? UH YA I BELIEVE SHE IS!!!!!! UGH MY FRUSTRATION WITH THE TEXAS AG IS STILL ON GOING AS HIS CS IS FIXING TO BE LOWERED!!

Sep 14, 2010
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Texas' wonderful AG's office
by: Angela

WOW! I stumbled on this purely by fate. Let me share my experiences with you all.I have found others who are very well pleased with the almighty Texas State Attorney General.In 2004, my ex was 8k in arrears.We went through mediation & agreed that to increase his payments from $250 to $260 a month.This was for 2 children.We relocated to Tennessee in 1995 & I didn't transfer the case here because I "wanted all the money".Tennessee takes part of the $ for administration fees???Anyway,the AG reviewed our case last year & it was determined that he was now 12k in arrears.In August of last year, I drove to Austin to appear in court only for the case to be reset because the wonderful state appointed dingbat had "just received the case 2 weeks prior".This was the 1st time I almost went to jail for assaulting an officer of the court.Anyway, the case was reset & when I got there in October the noncustodial sperm donor left the court (at the direction of the red headed dingbat) to go get his manufactured receipts because he wanted to get credit for payments that he sent via wire transfers.Nobody understands that if he had been doing what he was supposed to do, he wouldn't have had to send money through wire transfers.They were about to reset the case without consideringI had travelled a great distance for another disappointing court hearing.At the end of it all, the payments were increased to 310 a month. It was suggested that I transfer the case to Tennessee. I was also told that they would be monitoring the case closely.What a joke!Does anyone realize it's not about the custodial parent?Does the court realize tax payers are having to pay for irresponsible parents? This was the second time that I almost went to jail for assaulting officer of the court.The idiot that told me that he knew what I was going through (he didn't know my entire situation) & that dingbat that tried to make herself & the sperm donor look good almost met their maker that day!!Since my day in court,the payments are sporadic.Yet they looked at me as if I lost my mind when I suggested that he sell his portion of his business, get another mortgage on his house, sell blood or an organ.I didn't (and still don't) care.He needs to take care of his children.Now that I have vented, I'm working on getting this transferred to Tennesse.I would love to see his face when he is met with handcuffs.They used to say "Don't Mess with Texas" when previous AG's were in office.I say "Don't Mess with Tennessee". Hey bud!! Your day is coming!!! He is going to be paying child support for the next 20 to 30 years at this rate.I don't think he realizes that all of his children can actually file a lawsuit against him!!WOW

Sep 10, 2010
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Sucking
by: Baffled and stunned

I have one for ya. I took a part time job and I already have a full time job. I reported the part time job to OAG and even called again them so that they would not mistake it for my full time job and not take support and insurance out. Well guess what happened when i received my first check. Thats right they took child support and insurance from my primary job and wait for it yes the full amount from my part time job even though they had just gotten a payment from my primary job. Now when I call OAG of course its the systems fault and not any one persons doing, but they will fix it asap. Well they send the stop order to my part time job which takes nine days and as soon as personell gets the order they start working on it. I call personell to make sure that next pay period that no support is taken out of it. While i'm speaking to a repersentative she tells me that another order has just came in for withholding for the same amount that they are trying to get rid of. So I call OAG again and of course guess whose to blame again. THE TEXAS OAG SUCKS, TAKES A BIG BREATH AND SUCKS AGAIN.

Aug 25, 2010
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I feel ya!
by: Natalie B

I live in Texas too and I have the same thing happening to me but a little dif. My ex lives in Colorado and they don't want to work with Texas and Texas don't want to work with me. I don't get child support or insurance. No one can tell me anything or cares to find out what is going on. I thought it was in the best intrest of the CHILD but it appears that it is the best intrest of the missing parent. Wow what we go through for the state to give us the run a round. They they say" you can get state asistants. WE DONT WANT THAT! we want the fathers to do what they need to do. Yes, the STATE OAG SUCKS!

Jul 23, 2010
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Deadbeat
by: Anonymous

Ok, I understand that we, the mothers chose to be with our children's fathers. However, when your relationship was based off of a lie, that you had no knowledge about, until it was too late, what do you do? You go into a relationship thinking it may work, especially if the father tells you he is divorced with fraternal twins. A year and some change later, you find out he is MARRIED, WITH CHILDREN, AND ANOTHER ONE ON THE WAY.I can't force anyone to tell the truth and you can't go into a relationship, not trusting the other party. You have to give them a chance to at least prove themselves. At any rate my son's dad quit his job before we went to court, filed bankruptcy and had the audacity to claim his arrearages on child support in the bankruptcy proceedings. Mind you he is a contractor overseas making a little over 10 grand and has been for quite some time now. He has four children total and pays nothing for our son. What ticks me off is how he brags about having a four bedroom home with a studio in it, a brand new Lincoln Navigator and Charger, but doesn't pay a dime for child support or medical insurance.He even bragged about almost buying a 15,000.00 Rolex. I believe that everyone should enjoy the fruit of their labor, however, when you fail to pay child support, let alone don't even visit your child, I have a problem with that. I too had the same thing happen to me. He did not bring in the paperwork that he was told to bring in on TWO OCCASIONS. As far as I am concerned he should have been held in contempt of court, but he was not. I asked the lawyer if he was supposed to produce the said paperwork and he told me that the judge was only going to rule that he pay according to the unemployment rate since he "did not have a job." It is sad, because I have been here since DAY ONE. I did not go into this situation, with the intentions of putting him on child support, but he brought upon himself, when he became Casper. I work for a living, so by no means am I looking for a free ride from his dad to pamper me. Every dime I make goes towards my son, and my husband makes sure that we have everything we need. I do believe that Texas OAG could do a better job of making NCPs pay. I have since moved my case to Alabama and they do not play. If you are $150.00 behind, they will come and get you. If the NCP is unemployed, they base child support off of their potential to earn; meaning not unemployment. They go based off of your earnings from your last employer. So you can go to court talking about being unemployed if you want to; you will be in for a rude of awakening. This goes for deadbeat mommas as well.

Jul 05, 2010
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You choose the loser
by: Anonymous

It is amazing to me that people complain about the AG office not making people pay their child support. Don't any of you flatuating mouth individuals know that the AG can only work with what they have and if you choose to marry a loser who never thinks about his children how are they to instill character. I sympathize with custodial parents who don't get their child support, or help with the kids, but you are getting free legal services worth thousands of dollars and all you can complain about is the loser you chose to sleep with. Ever heard about "rubbers" or birth control?

Jun 17, 2010
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I agree
by: Anonymous

My wife and her ex spouse are engaged in such matters. The ex was deducting mileage from his child support because he had to drive a longer distance to pick up the child for weekend visitation. We went to court in May and the judge ordered a new support order doing away with the mileage deduction. He was ordered to pay $577 a month beginning June 1. He paid his child support on June 14 in the amount of $266, disregarding judges order. I contacted Office of Attorney General to inquire on wage withholding order. They are hee hawing around with it, and keep putting us off. We have had cases with Texas OAG for years and I have never seen anything positive come from this agency. You are right, they do suck!

Jun 16, 2010
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my comment to agreeing that someone is greedy
by: Anonymous

You give half of the money to your girls to spend with their dad when you dont even have a house?Teacher's aid make peanuts and your girls have that type of spending money? That is just CRAZY! What are you teaching them about standards,responsibilty,goals,ownership etc. The lady clearly stated that in the case of her children's dad he doesnt care about anything but dodging responsibilty. He is not spending weekends with them. He should pay the highest amount possible to make up for the physical,emotional,and financial hardship he has caused on his children and their mother. She should have to shop at thift stores either!Investing in your children is an investment in their futures! And to the comment why have children if you cant afford to.. my reply is: ask that question to the men who are making them then running! Most women dont have pyshic ability to foresee the split nor do we run out the hospital after delivery without the child.

May 25, 2010
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Agree with Someone is Greedy
by: Anonymous

Agreeing with Someone is Greedy.
Who says your child has to have designer clothes? I accepted $250/mo for my 2 children since 2004 because I want my chidren & my ex to spend quality time together for the best interest of my 2 daughters. Taking 1/4 plus the full cost of medical premium & half of the medical cost doesn't even give him money to support himself much less do anything with his girls (he experiences the cost of living too you know). My daughter's emotional stability & well-being is more important than having the latest gadgets (cell phones, i-pod, fancy clothes which my girls don't have) and they appreciate all I do to accomodate them see their dad whenever they want to & do things with him.
By the way in 2007-2008 he was injured in a car accident and couldn't pay anything. Because I trust God to meet our needs, without even lifting a hand (and certainly not gettin those child hating- we see kids as money bags AG people involved) I got a call from the SS Disability asking me what bank account to deposit $4500 back benefits to, plus the new monthly benefit of $737/mo for both of them.
And guess what, I give about half of that back to the girls to have money when they go to his house.
I'm not rich either. My husband is a truck driver, we live with my Mom and I'm going to school and will be a teacher aid next year until a teacher position comes open. Our family income is about $25,000 not including the disability payments.
Think about what your children NEED not what they WANT. They need DAD in their lives & the less you whine about money and focus on their relationship needs, the more emotionally sound individuals they will be in the future.
By the way I have a teen girl & a pre-teen girl. We shop at Wal-mart & resale shops for their clothes & they would much rather have less material things as long as they can spend time with both parents (getting along for their sake).

May 22, 2010
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STILL WAITING
by: Anonymous

I have been dealing with the TX OAG - McKinney Court since 1991 !!!!!! That is when a CS order was made for a $115.00/month for my son. His father owns a well known car dealership in the area and didn't have time to come to court. His lawyer sent a letter and said he was busy, so the judge made the order as to the current minimum wage.
I have sat in that court room a dozen times over the years, even flew in from Vermont to be there. The judge Martinez is worthless, just slaps him on the hand and gives chance after chance.
Presently ,the order is $369.month. NCP is $33,000
in arrears. My son is almost 20 years old and is an active duty MARINE!!!! I will never give up for him. That is his money and I will continue to fight for him. Jack Ross Price- you owe your son !!!

May 15, 2010
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TRUE
by: Anonymous

They awarded my Ex visitations after telling the judge of issues with the family... and this was after I applied in Oct. 2004 and Jan 2010 the slate was wiped clean... Now that Joseph Lee Stewart has had access to his children, credit cards companies and collection agencies are calling my 11 year old child for collections (on his cell phone)!!! This man only pays 327/mo so its not like he pays much for two kids and is now trying to pass of his bills!!! HOW SAD, THANKS FOR THE EMOTIONAL NEGLECT AND EXPLOITATION FOR MY CHILDREN TEXAS OAG...

May 12, 2010
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u are so right!!!!!!!WORTHLESS
by: Anonymous

ive been working my case pro-se since october2008. there has been a total of 9 hearings plus one mediation. the father showed for 2 total hearings. it always seemed the courts were on his side.... he would lie about everything and they would believe, he would show when he wanted and they never would put out a warrent. he hadnt seen his 3 yr old in over 2 yrs,he was a drug dealer with a record and not to mention he signed his rights over with 3 children including mine.etc.etc.i couldnt afford a lawyer to take the affidavit of relinquishment to the proper courts so a verdict was made by the oag.he lied bout his income,brought only 1 check and no w2s. he makes tips!get this...they took taxes out of his net pay!! i know cause....(by the way..i brought it in) a friend wrked at the store he cashed it at. i had all kinds of evidence on what a horrible man he was and things he had did to us but they didnt care.they believe any father is better then one that beats women,sells drugs. gives his choldren up, doesnt know the first things bout raising a child,doesnt show any effort,doesnt know his son at all, etc....now im scared.i have to give this man my son for certain periods.ive been told by the police that if i didnt i would go to prison with a felony and cps wouold take my child.2 mths later..he hasnt followed the order at all...no money has been paid and the times of visits have not been made.i could go on and on...theres so much more...im so confused,sad,mad and tired. what is wrong with our justice system,the oag and others that surround these matters??/us moms must fight this. if we dont than who will fight for our children...the people of our future...angie__island.ang99@att.net--please contact me...looking for other moms in support

Apr 20, 2010
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Guidelines? NO MEANS TESTING IN TEXAS
by: Anonymous

You mention "guidelines" for child support. Did you know that TEXAS is one of the few states in the nation that does NOT MEANS TEST the custodial parent? Does this make any sense? What about situations where the two parents are grossly unbalanced financially.
Let's say that the custodial parent is a millionairre (as is my case) and the non-custodial parent is under-employed and a student (as is my case as the mother). The financially struggling non-custodial parent will be ordered to pay child support. This is crazy. The laws need to change!

Mar 05, 2010
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Someone is greedy
by: Anonymous

I live in TX and feel the OAG does an outstanding job at what they do. Your complaint makes you sound like one of those lazy greedy mothers that only wants more money for herself. If you can't support your child why did you have one? If your child is a teenager why not make him/her get a part time job, or you could always get a better job. Cost of living shouldn't be factored in if his wages haven't changed. Same with the cost of more expensive clothing. Stop shopping at Macy's. Once again GREED.

Mar 05, 2010
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come on now
by: Anonymous

While I empathize with your situation, it is your responsibility to prove what you say about the non custodial parent. You are in a court of law. The Court can only go off of they information they have. If you say he has all this stuff then you need to bring proof of assests. Only your own attorney is going to have your best interest in mind. Don't wait for someone else to do it.

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