TX Attorney General's office mistakes

by J
(Austin)

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?

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Attorney General is 100% ONE SIDED!
by: Anonymous

It is obvious that the Attorney General's office is all about the money - and NOT the best interest of the child!! I pay extra child support for my childs mother to carry insurance through her job. Well it turns out that my childs mother has been getting free money from me because she hasn't had insurance on our child in 5 yrs, and every time I contact the Attorney Generals office they proceed to tell me there isnt anything they can do about it. But I bet if I am late on my child support, there is something they will do about it. There is absolutely no help for us non custodial parents out here, especially if we don't have enough money to get an attorney. But the custodial parent can play as many games using the children to get back at us and nothing is done about it. How is this in the best interest of the children?! The ATTORNEY GENERAL IS 100% ONE SIDED!!

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NOT IN ARREARS BUT MONEY STILL TAKEN FROM SS FOR CHILD SUPPORT.
by: Anonymous

My son was on SSDI and the AG's office told him he was in arrears and the arrears came from ssdi money that she and a son got in a check which was not reported to the AG's office so he was told. The AG's office even kept money after he finally got through to him what had happened. He was trying to get his money back but died before he could do anything. He got papers to fill out in the mail after his death from PA. He had to borrowmoney to live on and never got a chance to pay it back because of his medical costs, the price of gas, doctors, surgeries and medication. I want this money returned to pay off his debt. He told me it figured from $35,000 to $45,000. I wish they would get Abbott out as he sure isn't tending to business and he is letting fraud happen. It reads in the SS laws it is for the person to report to the AG's office when they get overpaid or just reporting what was to be child support payments to the AG's office which didn't happen. I think Abbott should be held responsible for returning the money that they took from him which he didn't owe.

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Bad Mistake by AG's.
by: Anonymous

My son in law was with another girl after he and my daughter divorced around 9 years ago. This girl got pregnet by him, so she said and they had this baby - nevered married her. She left one day while the baby was very young around 18 mts and never heard from her again. Well, now 3 years ago, my son in law remarried my daughter again and they are happy. So, three years ago, the AG's office sent a letter to him EXCLUDING from being this child biolo father - Now then, he never was asked to take a DNA or anything. So, he thought he was until that letter came in. Now the Mother after 3 more years, the child is 9 by now is trying to have him sign an acceptance of paternity paper - to pay her money child support and she said he couldn't see her. But he still has the letter from the AG's office stating he is NOT the father....Unreal? So now he is just waiting to see what happens next. Does anyone have a clue out thereabout something like this?

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Lying dad
by: Anonymous

My son's dad was ordered to pay child support 9 years ago. I have never at one point been unreasonable with him. He was always pretty good about holding a job and paying his support. However, in the last year he has held atleast 9 different jobs. In October of last year he stopped paying all together. I kept asking him if it was going to come in. He kept telling me it's coming and it never did. I contacted the attorney general who could do nothing about it at that point because he was a couple hundred dollars ahead from years before. Now that couple hundred dollars ahead lasted until February which I don't understand because he is ordered to pay almost 400 a month. I had to wait until February to call and get them to send a letter. I then had to wait 30 days to call and have them send another one and then another 30 days and then another. So this is 3 months. I did this and on the 4th month I called they were supposed to send out a letter demanding payment, wait 30 days and then start court proceedings. Now, in this whole time he never got more than a couple hundred dollars behind even though he missed that many months of payments. When I talked to him in December he said he was fighting with his company because they weren't paying him and it's coming out of his check so he doesn't know why it is not getting to me. When I called the ag in january they finally told me that they had received a letter that he had been terminated from his job on December 2. So, finally he made a full months payment and when I called to get the last letter sent they said the system only recognizes the one month and because he had paid for that one month the letter could not be sent out. I asked her why and she said it was the system. So that tells me that no matter how much dads get behind they only have to pay every 4 months. It's ridiculous. And that 12% interest on arrears that is supposed to be paid. I never saw it. By time I got child support started he owed almost 4000. I got his taxes of a whopping 700 for 3 years and he only paid about 44 a month toward arrears. It doesn't add up that he was charged a dime of interest.

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How dumb can you be....
by: KC-Sunshine

Just a year ago the AG office said I owed over $7000 in medical support, even though I was covering the insurance and the AG office knew of the changes. I then went with my EX to the office to get this squared away, and it was reduced to $1304 because I could not provide all of the old payment receipts. I had payed back almost half when they garnished my IRS return and I had a $600 credit at the AG office that they told me I could not get back. I have never missed a child support payment, and I was shocked a few months ago when I received a letter stating that I was again $1300 behind in support and that my return would be garnished again. I requested a breakdown of the payments, and found that they continued charging me for medical support even after the order to stop had been filed. They have also mis-assigned a support payment, that I have cancelled check showing that I had made, they tell me that they have made a mistake, but 4 weeks later, 10 phone calls and a 2 hour drive to the CS office has not fixed. Just got off of the phone with office, they tell me that they don't know when if ever that I will get credit for payments, and I still can't file my IRS return because I am flagged for them to take it.... I know if I ran my business they way they run theirs that I would be out of business.....

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Not only guys
by: Anonymous

I'm a mom who didn't get child support for 13 years. I got an arrearage order for $35K+12% interest and 2 years later my kid jumped ship to live with her dad. I was ordered to pay $465 per month, which was taken off the arrearage. My kid turned 18 3 years ago and the $465 stopped per the order. AG's office failed to take that into consideration and now, although I'm still owed $14K+ - they want me to pay back $1400. I'm beside myself

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Welcome to Texas!
by: Anonymous

Certainly fed up with the legal environment in Texas. I'm over in Bexar County where we has Sleazy Sue Reid, the queen of stolen airline vouchers (the theft cost Southwest Airlines millions and taxpayers hundreds of thousands) versus Nico LaHood, a reformed drug dealer. LaHood gets my vote as he is the reformed crook!

Over in the Attorney General's office we have a collection of incompetents who have harassed me when child support was current (and then apologized that it was only a harrassing form letter), tell me my child support ahead of what I owe, then try to jack it up serving me with papers telling me to fill out attached documents that are not attached.

What do you feel about paying taxes to support government harassment and oppression by the state AOG, or paying for a county district attorney who flys friends and family around on stolen airline vouchers?

Greg Abbott - are you as incompetent as your staff?

Sleazy Sue - do I get to fly on stolen vouchers like you, your friends and family?

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Let's stop this now
by: Arthur

Hey guys, The AG's office has hammered me in many ways but I am fighting back. I started a group on facebook called Men band together to stop the fraud of the attorney generals office. I encourage all of you to join. I plan to petition the U.S Attorney to take action and pursue charges to the employees of the agency. Further more I want to take this group to at least 1 million strong to remove the Attorney General Greg Abbott at the poles and get legislators to help create a system to prevent their misconduct. Will you join me?

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Texas Attorney General Mistakes
by: Kevin Tucker

8 years of the Texas attorney general making false statements in court and no action against them or the mother who convinced them to things they shouldn't have done. I am so pissed.....

The TEXAS Attorney General froze my bank account along with a joint account I have with my Fiance on Jan 21, 2010 saying i owe $4600.00 .Nobody called me or sent me anything from the AG Like you said..To make a long story short, after I went to the AG office there financial adviser called me back within 30 minutes saying that they were wrong, and my account has a zero balance and is closed..WOW I KNEW THIS ALREADY W.T.F and again and again I have had to pay my attorney to protect me from my own Attorney General. IS THERE ANY LAWYERS WHO WILL TAKE ON THIS INCOMPETENT AGENCY AND RECOVER THE MONEY I HAVE SPENT OVER THERE STUPIDITY...


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same situation here
by: Anonymous

i'm a single mother, but i know just what u mean. when we went ot court for child support my daughters dad was ordered 20 a month cause we lived together so i requested no support. but she was on medicaid so he had to pay atleast that. when we broke up he sued me for custody. i won custody and was also ordered to receive 240 a month in support. a couple yrs later i get a letter stating that he had paid over 4000 extra in support. when i called to see what it was about they said he was only ordered to pay 20 a month. my lawyer submitted the paperwork for the support increase. they even went as far as to garnish his paycheck for the 240 a month. but now they have no record of him ever having to pay that. a lil messed up i think.

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To Julia....
by: Anonymous

You are in the wrong forum! Your case seems more like a Criminal case...not just deadbeat dad (or absent...) Here you have stories from DECENT fathers about greedy mothers and corrupted, uncaring OAG officials... If you have a related story let us hear that one, otherwise there is no room for disgruntled "X wives"

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Mistakes comment
by: Anonymous

I commenting to the Mistakes by Anonymous. I want to thank you I have my Reveiw this thursday and you helped me alot. Now the Review letter states that they want to know about my health insurance information that I carry for my son. That is the AG office way of baiting you to bring your pay stubs to try and change your current order, so they can get the max amount even if you can't afford it. So people don't bring your paystubs They have your information already but by you bringing your paystubs in that is they way for the AG to get permission from your job so then they change your current order.

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More mistakes
by: Anonymous

I have two child support orders 1 for my oldest son and 1 for my youngest daugter and son a yr and a half ago my ex wife gave her custody of my youngest two children to her stepparents, even after the custody was modified the AG office told my employer that I had three court orders for child support 1 for my oldest son 1 for my youngest that went to my ex and 1 that went to my ex stepparents. Now the order for my ex only stopped after I contacted the AG office and asked how come they were taking double out of my check for 6 months. They sent me a refund but now they say I owe back child support to my ex stepparents, so I sitting here wondering how do I owe back child support to the stepparents when I never got behind with them. All the letters I have received from Central File Maintance never said anything about back child support then last month I received a letter from CFM and it states I owe 3500.00 in back childsupport so if some one can explain this to me please do so.

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Blinded Father
by: Anonymous

I have 4 support orders out. Have always held a job and insurance. Which is held out of every check. Due to the error of AG Office; I have paid 560.00 a month extra to one of the mothers. She never reported the error so, now nothing can be done.On another case another mother is owed back support in the amount of 6300.00 due to county not filing the order properly. The AG office decided to pick this case up themselves and add interest to this case. The actual amount owed is only 2395.00 the rest is in %. Hey parents did you know your children are consider a credit card to AG office.I was told this in a meeting with AG review. This is an outrage and frustrating.

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Mistakes
by: Anonymous

The Texas Attorney General's Office constantly makes mistakes, or lies to get what they want. I too was supposed to attend a Child Support Review Process back in Oct. They told me in writing that the mother and I would be able to attend this meeting and determine the needs of the child without going to court. Before the meeting, they required my pay stubs and said if I didn't provide them, there would be no meeting and I would have to go to court. At the day of the meeting, I was told it was canceled because the agency would not allow us to negotiate the amount as they had said once before. Now that they have my records, they are going for the max (20% net) and my ex doesn't have to do anything but wait. On the other hand, I have been forced to seek representation.

Every attorney I spoke with so far has indicated the actions by the AG's office doesn't matter because the judge will seek the full amount as established by law. So, this should be a warning to all non-custodial parents. The AG's office will not play fair with you, so don't make it easy for them. Make them do all the work and don't provide them anything!

As far as your meeting, I would at least attend, but don't bring any pay records with you; just your court ordered decrees. If this doesn't work, then file an official complaint with the office of the omsbudman and MAIL IT TO THEM CERTIFIED. If you try it on line, you may never get an answer back.

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Rights of the Absent Parent
by: Julia

The Absent Parent's Rights (I resent the term "Father's Rights") are non-existent. Married to the father of my 2 boys for two years, I worked a full time and 3 other part time jobs to provide for myself, my 2 girls from a previous marriage and the deadbeat that worked every bit of 3 months the whole time. Since our divorce, he became the Police Chief in a small town and used the town's credit cards to pay for things like a cruise, weekend getaways to the coast and clothing purchases. Subsequently, he was fired - and now cuts grass 2 days a week as his "job". Now I am forced to pay 65% of the cost of care fofr the boys without tax credit, of course, leaving me with $300/month to live on.
There is no justice for any Absent Parent!!!

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