TX Attorney General's office mistakes
My decree was modified in 2007 because my ex-wife overcharged me 8k in medical expenses and after a year long lawsuit agreed to settle for just over 7k in repayment. She had the option to pay upfront or have the credit applied toward my support obligation. I was given 13 months credit and began paying in August of this year as ordered by the modification. Two weeks ago I receive a bunch of letters from the AG's office stating they have notified my employer I am behind 10k in support and requested the amount be withheld along with medical coverage on top of my current support. I cannot afford living expenses if they do this. Basically, they just defamed my character (deadbeat dad) in my place of employment with false information and took action with not even verifying with me. I have never been late on support even when out of work for long periods. I am confident that my child will see the paperwork from the correspondence sent to her mother regarding the case. She already has convinced the child that I am the one that is "all about money" when she had to pay me back for amount she stole from me in the past.
The AG's office has my address, phone numbers, and place of work, a simple call to clarify before action was taken? They are looking at my old decree even though the new decree was filed last year. Per the old decree my ex was ordered to carry insurance, and I was to reimburse her. So, if the mistake was truly based on the old decree the paperwork sent to my employer to immediately enroll the child in medical insurance would have been sent to her employer. They completely have dinged me for being a man as every mistake made was in her favor.
I am certain she is very excited to start receiving money once again that is not legally hers on top of the support she is getting while I am figuring out how I can afford to retain a lawyer and struggling to maintain my character with my employer and my child. In the mean time the agency advised I must attend a Child Support Review meeting that is 150 miles from my residence and the Support was modified just last year. I will have to miss work when my company is already taking downsizing actions. The state provides legal assistance to review and change support for the person receiving it but the person paying is left to pay legal fees or try to represent themselves against the state. I can tell you now she will do this every year if she can just to financially hurt me. What rights do I have?