TX LAWS FOR CHILD SUPPORT SUCKS!

by L Pastrano
(Austin, TX)

I'm a custodial parent of a child that recently stopped receiving child support. Needless to say this deadbeat father that lives in Elgin hasn't seen our son since he was 3 years old. He's now.... 15!

I recently went into one of the office here in Austin to speak with a CS Officer because I never get any updates from them regarding my case. I wonder if OAG is really there for the non-custodial parent or the child?

I spoke with an officer there and concluded with this 'FACT'. (As I sat there in tears) Texas State laws feel as long as a non-custodial parent pays child support at least 4 times a year that is sufficient. How have I come up with this determination you ask? If a non-custodial parent that owes child support stops paying child support they will then get a letter from OAG. They give them 30 days to respond to this letter. And if they don't respond within those 30 days, they send another letter giving them another 30 days. If they still don't respond.... they send a third letter giving them another 30 days to respond. And think about this... if that non-custodial parent sends in 'a check' for 'one payment' within that 90 days window they are off the hook. And then the cycle can begin again. So in actuality, the non-custodial parent can get away with paying child support 4 times a year and stay out of jail and out of court. DOES THIS SEEM FAIR?? But this is Texas Laws for you. This is a disgrace, no wonder we have so many crimes against children.... they don't have any rights or no one to stand up for them. But we as society wonder why our children are into crimes and wonder down the path of destruction. Well heck, they don't stand a chance without appropriate financial backing. So Texas leaves it up to the single parent that's trying to raise their child(ren) on a single income or one that's working two jobs to make ends meat.

It's true.... this is a man's world, because if it was a woman's world, this probably wouldn't happen. Lord knows we need a man to be a hero and stand up for these children! GOD HELP THEM.

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Most fathers DO want their children
by: Connie

The fact is that most fathers DO want to parent their children, just as much as mothers. The problem is that the anti-father system and self-serving, vindictive mothers usually don't give them any chance.
The comment of a previous poster that it's pointless to let fathers have rights to their children is the belief that has left over 60% of children growing up fatherless in America.

It's a proven fact that children are much better off with their father in their lives as much as possible, regardless of whether they're able to buy that time from the mother or not. The children should be the focus - not the mother.

Fathers keep fighting the system for your parental rights. Your children need you more than ever before!

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Don't blame mothers
by: Anonymous

I can't believe some of these comments. Being a single mother is harder than you can imagine. And giving 50/50 custody to a father who didn't really want to be around, and who only does his part out of fear of what others think of him, is seriously pointless. A child has so many expenses, and even having a degree and a good job does not alleviate the pressure. Some care about their children, and some don't. But please don't blame the mothers. We didn't choose to be alone and left with most of the burden. We just want the best for our children that the law will allow.

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Mom shouldn't complain
by: Karen

Moms shouldn't complain about Dad not paying IF they are doing everything possible to alienate him from his child- as most do!

The laws are very unfair and biased against fathers. Even their meager visitation orders are usually ignored by the moms and never enforced by the biased judges.
Dads usually lose everything in divorce, including all rights to their children except as a monthly paycheck for mom. Mothers are never held to any financial responsibility at all, as Dads are.
If she doesn't want to get a job she can suck off the teat of the taxpayers via all the government handouts. She can continue to have baby after baby with man after man, and never has to think about working for anything, because she knows the taxpayers and her child's father will be forced to pay her way.
That's what's conpletely wrong with America today!
Too many women that want to be treated like helpless victims and everything handed to them throughout their entire lives.

They should at least be held financially responsible equally with the father.

The saddest thing is that many of them will NEVER take care of their children no matter how much money the father and tax-payers are forced to hand them.
We live in a very sick, one-sided society and it's getting worse every day!



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child support
by: kendra nelson

At one time i was receiving child support for 2 kids at $115.00 every 2 wks, that went on for about 2 months, since then i havent reeceived anything else. Then to find out he has had ANOTHER child and has gotten married. I have given all of his information to you all and you are doing NOTHING about it. This is really beginning to be a big PAIN. Trying to call the office i have been attending is not working. Either your on hold for hours or they dont answer the phone. The last time i was there they were just sitting aroung talking. I really put my trust in Gregg Abbott by voting for him, now he has LET ME DOWN....So i am wonderg are you all working for the DEADBEATS...this is ridiculous. I shouldnt have to go through this. I am still waiting on a appointment letter, never received it. You have to get better Mr Abbott. Everytime i do go to the child support office somebody different always seen me, that is crazy. You should see the same person everytime. So why are we paying you all if your not going to do YOUR JOBS.......So i agree with this web site TX LAW FOR CHILD SUPPORT FREAKING SUCKS!!!!!!! PICK UP YOUR GAME OR GET KICKED OUT...

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If only.....
by: Anonymous

Absolutely right! Women DO need to stop having baby after baby that they can't take care of. They can blame men all they want but women should be more responsible, and they are NOT poor brainless victims as most of society and the system would have us believe.

Women are never held responsible for their bad behavior these days. That needs to change and the system needs to stop using uneducated, irresponsible women, and their innocent children, as a means to also rake in money.

Take a serious look at what's happening to this country! The true victims are the children and the fathers who are systematically alienated from their children- persecuted & prosecuted to death.
Women are the ones who are never held responsible for anything! They work hand in hand with the biased and corrupt system in victimizing their own children.

I AM a woman, and I deeply resent the "victim" mentality females portray these days.

Moms- can't you understand that destroying your child's father, helping the biased & corrupt system "get" Dad and using you and your children to do it, is a losing situation for everyone? THINK about it!

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birth control
by: Anonymous

How bout you ladies get a better paying job or just stop getting knocked up just to get a pay day!!!

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System full of bias & GREED!
by: Anonymous

The system doesn't care how much they destroy the lives of fathers or children. They'll give custody to a mother even when she's unfit, but there's a method to their madness.
Even though they call basically call all fathers "deadbeats" and think nothing of denying them any parental rights, they KNOW they have a much better chance of men working, therefore states will be able to get money from him via his child support order.
States make millions annually off of fathers that are left destitute and without any recourse- their civil, human and parental rights stripped from them.

The entire system is way outdated and biased, anti-male and anti-child. They have destroyed hundreds of tousands of lives out of ignorance and pure GREED!

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Greg Abbott is a fraud
by: Anonymous

Ok first things first....my dad is 67 years old and draws Social Security, he got a letter in the mail about owing child support when he paid it up years ago.A woman that treated him so badly that it was sickening. Now I think there should be a statue of limitations when child support can be confiscated. The kids are 35-38 years old and I think it's a bit unfair that they are seeking child support now..especially when the IRS told my dad that he was paid up on back child support...nor did he ever get notification that he still owed it...something is screwy about the whole thing.

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To PDavis below
by: Anonymous

You're argument is that fathers are deadbeats, because you have THREE fathers of your children who do not pay for them?
What a joke!
Maybe you should have taken some responsibility for yourself and not kept having children you could not take care of- but that the taxpayers are now forced to take care of.

Why should taxpayers foot the bill for the care of your children AND to educate you, after you've spent years having babies you can't afford?

Maybe you should have stopped choosing partners out of lust instead of love and taken some responsibility for yourself!
Any animal can breed, but humans are supposed to also be able to assess consequences and take responsibility- which it sounds like you never did!
So many mothers need to stop jumpimg from one man to another, and having babies they can't afford! Many have no idea who the father of their babies are.
Why do you complain about a situation YOU chose over and over again?
The time to get a brain was BEFORE you had babies with several different men!

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We need a new system that had equal rights!!
by: Anonymous

I pay for my 3 year old but am not aloud to have her e-mail or cell. I love how this Goverment helps only the Mothers.
Think is what is The USA about. It's not freedom or we as fathers would have rights. But OAG takes everything away from the father. I called up there to ask questions .
I asked ? The mother isn't letting me see my kid. I said could y'all to something about it. The answer was will OAG only has a law that the goverment passed that says. They can only enforce the Father if he doesn't pay. But they said they can't do anything to help me with the mother cause it's not in the Law. How sad is that. You can help the mother. But the Father can go to HELL. This goverment needs a makeover.
And how fire Greg ABBOUt.
It would be nice for the OAG to help both Party's instead of the mother. You call this a Freedom. When the goverment takes away all rights for fathers .. That's not freedom at all

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STOP TREATING SINGLE MOTHERS WHO LOVE THEIR CHILDREN LIKE CRIMINALS
by: PDavis

Child Support in Houston, Texas treats the single mothers of children about the same as a deadbeat father. The mothers are dragged in court, forced to pay child care fees, forced to keep a job without any child care. TANF, Foodstamps, Medicaid is more of a joke. The welfare offices are rude women and men who think they are better than the clients they service. Texas Workforce Solutions expect single parents to get a job and keep a job, but mostly the jobs are modern day slavery. Why cant the single parents choose a job they are aprreciated with high wages, adequate training, equal pay for their labor. All the jobs I have held work you to death for chump change. Then the dead beat fathers which I have three of them, are free to make other children, while the mothers are dragged into court to recieve funds, and resources for children out of wedlock.
All the dead beats care about themselves and would rather abort the precious babies, toddlers, kids, teenagers than to earn up to the responsiblity. MOTHERS SHOULD BE TREATED WITH COMPASSION FROM THE WELFARE AND CHILD SUPPORT SYSTEM INSTEAD MOTHERS ARE LIVING IN POVERTY FROM LACK OF FINANCIAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND SUPPORT FROM THE ABSENT PARENT NOW THE GOVT.

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Mothers abuse the system
by: Anonymous

The sustem sucks for the fathers. My husband has been paying child support on his daughter from a previous marrige for 13 years. He has been denied visitation since she was 2. He has never missed a payment and even sent extra to help with cloths and such when his ex has asked. Which we have been fighting texas about because she stopped claiming the extra payments this year. All he wants is a chance to be a father to the daughter he is not allowed to see. We have three beautiful children together and he shows them nothing but love. Mothers need to stop using children as an income source and grow up.

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Horrible women parents
by: True Dad

Women on here should be ashamed of yourselves. How about giving the fathers of your children 50/50 and ask for zero child support? you keep dragging your kids into the discussion but when it comes down to it, their best ineterest is the farthest thing in world from your minds. SHARE parenting responsibilities and quit turning dad into your own personal bank account!! Shared parenting orders are proven to help children of divorce or seperation. The fact is, women dont care about whats best for their kids they only care about whats best for them and that is money. If your so concerned about your kids then get with dad and tell him all you want is for him to be in his kids life and quit with the threats of more support, less time, etc etc. Give him equal custody and a fighting chance to be the father he should be. Garaunteed if you bitches would just give fathers a chance to be fathers and not walking ATMs then your childs true best interests would be met.

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HORSES... (gettie up.....and away)
by: C.S.Georgetown 78628

MINE STARTS OUT AS A PATTERN OVER NIGHT TO ME,I WAS SUCH A SUCKER,SHE ASKED ME TO LEAVE,I WAS SHOCKED,SHE TOLD ME IT WAS OVER ,SHE WAS IN A SECRET RELATIONSHIP WITH ROMEO HORSE TRAINER TOOK OFF LIKE A HOT EPISODE,THAT TURNED BAD FOR HER A BALD FACE LIER IN MY FACE LIER,THEN THE BEGGING LIKE A DOG I DID,SHE ADMITTED TO CHEATING,WOW!!! THAT WAS A SLAP IN MY FACE,I WOULDNT'T EVER EXSPECT THAT,NOW I WONDER HOW MAY TIMES SHE DID THIS BEHIND MY BACK,WITHOUT ME KNOWING ,I WAS OUT LIVING IN MY CAR ,STAYED AT A MOTEL HERE AND THERE,MOVED TO A RV.TRAILOR OUT IN B.F.E LOL..REDNECK STYLE,I WAS AWAY FROM MY SON FOR THREE MONTHS,SHE WOULDNT ANSWER MY PHONE CALLS OR TEXT MESSAGES,MMMM....SO I PULLED UP GOT OUT KNOCKED ON THE DOOR,HE CAME RUNNING OUT GOT ALL THE KISSES IN THE WORLD,I WAS SO HAPPY,SHE TOLD ME SHE DIDNT WANT ME TO COME AROUND HER ANYMORE,SO I HAD TO DO SOMETHING ,GOT A LOAN FROM A ACCUAINTANCE,GOT A LAWYER,GOT MY RIGHTS,WENS AND EVERY OTHER WEEKEND VISITS,WAS PUTTING MONEY ON THE BOOKS LIKE A CIVIL DADS SUPPOSE TO,HERES THE KICKER,IM NOT UNDERSTANDING WHERE AND WHAT THE MONEY WAS GOING FOR,MY SON WAS LOOKING,LIKE HE WAS HOMELESS AND LONG HAIRED SHEEP DOG,I WAS GETTING IRRITABLE, SO I ASKED SHE TOLD ME TO CONTINUE DOING,WHAT I IM SUPPOSE TO BE DOING,I TOLD HER I WANT TO SEE SOME CHANGES,OR IM GOING TO SAVE RECEIPTS AND SPEND THE MONEY ON HIM MYSELF,SHE WENT OFF THREAT THREAT THREAT,,,,BLAHHH BLAHHH BLAHHH,I SAID YEAH OK WHATEVER,MY SON DOESNT SEE ANY OF HIS MONEY WHAT SO EVER ,THANKS TO THE,(5) HORSES / SO THATS THE COST OF (FEED,HAY,AND A WATER BILL,SADDLES BLANKETS,BITS ,NEW BOOTS,SHOTS,SHOEING,TEETH CLEANING,LESSONS,VIDEOS,ROUND PENS,NEW HORSE TRAILOR,AND MUCH MORE,HE STAYS UP TO LATE,SOMETIMES HE TELLS ME HE DOESNT GET A BATH,HIS HAIR FEELS LIKE HORSE MAYNE,MMMM..MAKES ME SICK,CHILD SUPPORT DOES SUCK ITS THE CUSTODION THAT DOESNT USE IT IN THE RIGHT MANNER..I THINK OF THE DUTY TO BE FAIR ,THE PERSON THAT IS RECIEVING THE CHILD SUPPORT SHOULD FEEL OUT A FORM,WITH RECIEPTS / AND WRITTEN DOCUMATATION ON WHAT THE MONEY WAS SPENT ON EACH MONTH,CLOTHES ,HAIRCUTS SHOES SOCK,UNDER,JACKETS,EDUCATIONAL GAMES,COMPUTERS,EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES,ENROLLMENT SPORTS,NOW THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT,TO ME THE PARENT ON THE OTHER END COULD BE SMOKING,DRINKING,DRUGGING,PARTYING ON THIS MONEY THAT IS PAYED OUT TO THEM,GREG ABOOTT DO YOU $PAY$ CHILD SUPPORT? RECONSIDER HOW THE PAYING PEOPLE OF TEXAS FEEL ABOUT THIS,CAUSE IT MAKES MY STOMACH HURT ALL THE TIME,THANKS....C.S.

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Oh please L. Pastrano!
by: Anonymous

The system is taiored to the self-serving wishes of mothers- period!
The assinine system only seeks to destroy fathers, including the great fathers that were the child's main caregiver before the breakup. And they care NOTHING about the children!
It's all in how much money they can get from Dad. They victimize Dad because he's an easy target in the anti-male system and because most men have to actually WORK and make money, where women can turn to taxpayers for financial support if she chooses to sit on her rear. After all, women are "poor pitiful victims" that need to be cared for and protected, according to the entire system and most of society. In truth, those "victims' are nothing but wolves in she3eps clothin- and darn good LIARS!

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Mothers are NOT held responsible at all!!!
by: Theresa

The system takes all of the father's parental rights away- alienates father and chld from each other, and expects him to then PAY for the abuse by the system and his ex.
Mothers are never held responsible...she doesn't want to hold a job and contribute financially to her child's care the tax-payers pay for her.

Every woman claiming here they can not get anything from the system is telling tall tales (to put it nicely). The system is there ONLY for women- not children or their fathers.

If Dad loses his job and can't pay, even after years of faithfully trying (even though his visitation order is never enforced) he's treated like trash by his ex and the system. His picture put on public billboards, websites and even pizza boxes. He's hunted like a murderer, locked up, his driver's license & business license taken, called a deadbeat and worse- his life further destroyed.
Many women these days have no idea who the father of their child is, so pick any guy they think they can wring the most money from. There are thousands of men paying support for children that they did NOT father.
Mother's need to stop playing the "victim" constantly and be held to some responsibility by the screwed-up system. Don't hold your breath as the anti-male agenda continues to grow.
Little wonder so many men are bowing out of the American anti-male system and going underground, or leaving the country all together!

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SICK OF BEING KEPT IN THE DARK
by: Anonymous

YEAH I HAVE 3 PEOPLE COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT FOR THE SAME CHILD HE WAS BOUNCED AROUND FROM HIS FATHER TO AN AUNT TO ANOTHER AUNT NOW HES IN FOSTER CARE I HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT COOPERATIVE AND WENT TO MY COURT HEARINGS AND WHEN I WENT TO MY LAST ONE IN SEPT IT WAS DISSMISSED CAUSE TEXAS NEEDED INFO FROM IDAHO AND EVER SINCE I HAVENT HEARD NE THING IVE CALLED AND I GET SENT TO A VOICE MAIL SYSTEM THESE PEOPLE LIED AND HIS FATHER HASNT DONE SHIT BUT THERE COMING AFTER ME LIKE IM THE DEAD BEAT PARENT HIS FATHER DOESNT EVEN CALL HIS SON AND HE DIDNT SEND HIM NOTHING FOR HIS 13TH B DAY I THINK ALL THE TIMES HE WASNT IN THSES PEOPLES CARE I SHOULD MONEY KNOCKED OFF AND ALL 3 PEOPLE SHOULD GO TO JAIL FOR CHILD SUPPORT FRAUD IM GONNA GET A LAWYER CAUSE IM DONE WITH THE BULLSHIT AND NOT GETTING ANY ANSWERS I HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW AND MY MONTHLY PAYMENT IS TOO MUCH I WANT A PAYMENT AMOUNT I CAN AFFORD

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OAG method needs to change.
by: Anonymous

I am a single mother that has been raising my son with no help. I file for child support in December of 2010 and I have not seen any regular payment from my son's father. My son's father owe's me 18 months of arrears plus current child support for this year 2011. I constantly call the OAG office, but nothing has been done. I came to a conclusion, If the non custodial parent is behind one month, they get a notice from the OAG office with 30 days to pay what is owed. Then if it moves on to the second month, they send out another notice and get another 30 days to pay up. Then if it's still not pay, then they send another notice and get another 30 days to pay up. Here's the catch, if they pay at least something within the 90 days, the process starts over with the notice. That something can range from $5 to whatever amount. I am a frustrated single mother, but I will not give up. Here are some things I'm going to do..
1. Find a private attorney
2. Get him in contempt
3. Speak to the judge and Request the following:

I. That He Look for a job and report what he has done to look for a job to a probation officer. In other words, a ?job search order? from the court.

II.Participate in a program of community service and report proof of participation at regular intervals to a probation officer.

III. Participate in an appropriate job readiness or job training program and report proof of participation to a probation officer.

Last but not least, if I, II, and III are violated I will request that he be placed in jail for up to six months for non-payment of child support and non effort to find a job.

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Your posting is a lie
by: Anonymous

I am a non-custodial parent in Texas and the OAG's office siezed my bank account when I was only 2 months behind even though I had gone through a layoff.

The mother kidnapped my child during the entire divorce, leveraged my not seeing my daughter to extort money, possessions and custody out of me.

To this day she simply contacts the OAG and they (with no notice or "day in court") drastically increased my support when I am only a couple months behind even though in reality I do not make enough money to warrant the amount I was strong armed into agreeing to.

The mother refuses to let me see my child per the custody order (which should be thrown out for alienating me from my child as it stands) and the state will do NOTHING TO HELP ME

You complain they wont help you? You have obviously not tried at all. My ex-wife just asks and the OAG's office does everything they can to destroy my life and the life of my other daughter who lives with me.

My ex lives with a co-worker and they make 100k per year I don't make 24k per year yet I am the whipping boy and (as far as the OAG's office could care) am there to be punished repeatedly.

I have written talked to and begged for help yet no one in the Texas legal system gives a s#$t about non-custodial fathers.

It's a travesty between my ex, her new boyfriend and the OAG's office they have punished me to the point that I may just have to give up completely on being in my daughters life.

When will someone stand up for good fathers against natzi crazed vindictive ex-wives?

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childsupport is a joke in texas
by: erika

I'm a mother of three and when it was time to review my case the A.G. well screwed me and my kids. My ex husbend works for his father so guess what they lied on how much he makes so for the frist time in 7 years iI had to worried about how we were going to live. He went from paying 700 a month for 2 kids to 215 a month. As for my youngest his father was sent the letter which is a bigger joke then the paper it on. for two years he got letter, they said aslong as he paid 1 dollar within 90 days we dont go to court. He is now making 1200 every week and since at the time of the review he was not making that money I have to wait til the case comes up for review. He pays 215 a month. Before the A.G. got involed the judge had set the amount but the A.G. over rides the judge. I have spent more money in court then either have paid. Both of them havent paid taxes in the last 2 years so i dont get the tax return. I'm working 40 hours a week full-time and making 8.55 a hour, in the eyes of the state i make to much to have help. I have gone to school and have a degree but with kids and being a single mother there is no job that wants to hire someone who needs to take kids to school and pick them up. The A.G. is here to help and make sure that the other parent steps up well they are not doing thee job. If i was not doing my job i would get fired. We need someone who is going to what is best for our kids not there own pocket book.

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VOTE OUT Gregg Abott! 10+ years in office too LONG
by: Anonymous

Seriously how many times have you gone to the child support office and they handle your problem, PROFESSIONALLY & PROMPTLY? They treat you like crap, you can even talk to somebody in authority, because you're just another person bothering them again. I hate calling or going to their office. One time I asked to meet Greg Abott and thier employee in the front,just laughed at me.

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TX & their DEAD BEAT DADS!
by: Mother of three

I have three sons, the two youngest sons have a DEAD BEAT, BIGAMIST Father that is only out to please himself and his wife that, Im not really sure that its legal cause he lied to the judge when he got an annulment from me (which the marriage wasn't legal in the first place), This man doesn't now the birth dates of his own sons and doesn't claim that they're his! He owes over $10,000 dollars and doesn't pay his monthly amount of child support either!
Last year before Christmas I received his lump sum of child support that they intercepted from his taxes, I received one last payment 7 days before christmas, then absolutely NOTHING after that!
When i called my DRS they told me that they would send and enforcement to TEXAS, I STILL do not receive my monthly payments! I'm currently out of work and the ids will be starting school soon, but will NOT have new clothes or shoes because the child support offices & judges in Texas will not get off of their dead behinds and make the dead beat pay his child support!!!!
This needs ENFORCED ASAP!!!
You are only hurting the children of the fathers that you let "JUST SLIDE"

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The biased, anti-male system is BROKEN!
by: Suzanne

It has been a complete mess for many years due to the anti-father, anti-male system that is driving good and decent fathers/men out of the country or underground. They're leaving by the thousands each years because tey realise they no longer have rights in America. They foot the bill while the government and their ex treaps the rewards.

Too many fathers are refused basic civil, parental and human rights. Their chuldren are destryed by self-absorbed custodial mothers and the greedy government, that cares about nothing but bringing in more money to further their own self-serving agenda.

I support Fathers Rights organizations that fight for the rights of fathers and children. They are making progress toward changes in the completely anti-father laws. The family court system and Greg Abbott are a complete JOKE!



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Greg Abbott ONLY CARES ABOUT MONEY FOR THE STATE!
by: Anonymous

First of all judges should NOT have the right to remove a child from one parent as if they were an unfeeling object. Hundreds of thousands of fathers fighting for rights to their own child should never have happened in America, as it has.

If custodial parents spent as much time supporting their children's relationship with the other parent, as they do screaming for money, they'd be surprised at how much they and their children would gain.
It's a proven fact that NCP's (usually fathers) go above and beyond what is ordered when they aren't treated as interlopers in their child's life, but are allowed to continue to be a parent and have parental rights. You can't tell someone they have no rights and should just pay and go away, and then expect them to be happy about paying for anything.
Most problems arise when the CP's (usually mothers) do everything they can to alienate father and child. States spend millions annually to go after fathers in arrears and on advertising what worthless deadbeats dads are.
Not to mention the bilions in tax dollars given to anti-father organizations that want ALL fathers gone at any cost. They spend NOTHING on helping fathers (most who already have worthless visitation orders) that want to see their children but are refused. Greg Abbott claims there are millions going to help fathers get their parental rights enforced, when in fact, ALL of that money has gone to organizations that are notoriously anti-father!

It's a lose-lose situation for parents and children. The only ones gaining anything are the states (making millions annually off of child support fees and interest), opportunist AG's like Greg Abbott and the greedy blood-sucking divorce attorneys that are laughing all the way to the bank.
Think before you put your precious childrens' lives in the hands of the courts and uncaring government agencies. They don't care about your child or you, but only what's in it for them.

Working out a fair and equal custody arrangement for both parents, and a financial plan that BOTH share equally, is the only way the children won't suffer. One parent shouldn't be allowed to have total control over parenting but the other parent be ordered to finance it, as it is now. It's not fair and it's not in the best interest of any child.

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CREAT JUSTIES TO MAKE INJUSTY
by: Anonymous

hello,child Support is the most unconstitutional law that i have see.why i said that?because when gov creat a law with the purpose to distroy lifes is there when they fail to acomplish what is right,justies and fear for all parties.that is the case of a good friend whom has to asking money from some other friend in order to eat.he don't have an apartment cause he can't afore it,therefore he living in the street.he is been try to change this court abuse but they keep denied hes petition to lowerdown the order but not luck.this person makes 650 every 2 weeks and between all the city taxes is 108+421 in child support hes total salary is every 2 weeks is 663 so figured out this is bussinees for gov.not justies.

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TX CHILD SUPPORT IS NO GOOD FOR DEADBEAT FATHERS WHO DONT PAY!
by: Anonymous

My ex has not paid me any money once he was served by a judge to pay child support now my kids have to wait til whenever the OAG decides they want to make him pay. Whey do they give them 30 days to pay and a whole three months to catch up? HELLO if they cant pay what they are ordered to monthly what makes you think they can make a lump sum payment by the 3rd month!!! WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FOR THE CHILDREN ...DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL THE DEPT STORES,CPS, SAWS, HEB, THAT THEY HAVE TO WAIT CUZ MY DEADBEAT EX DOESNT HELP ME OUT I DOUBT IT!! My life and my kids have to move on so kudos to all the dads who pay and shame on the ones who dont I hope they change the law and shame on them thank god I am a strong independent woman but these laws have to change they really do its not fair for to the children they are the only ones who suffer in all this seeing the parents fighting.

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Texas Child Support System is Broken
by: Anonymous

The system is not gender equal. Just look at the statistics of how many fathers are granted custody compared to mothers. There is your data. There is no equality but instead only gender bias. To add insult to injury, the Texas AOG office is the most difficult government entity to work with. The system is broken and Gregg Abbott owns it.

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NONCUSTODIAL PARENT
by: Anonymous

I have paid child support for my 2 kids and have been current since day 1!! In 2005 my ex took me back for more child support so the judge raised my payments and it has ALWAYS came out of my check from my employer so i know it was taken out on time!! When my son turned 18 i called to see whne they would remove him from child support and they said they would take care of it. 2 years went by and when my son turned 20 i called again and asked since i have paid 2 years more on my son then i should have could it be credited towards my daughter who is 16 they said they would look into it. I then received a letter saying i owed all this back child support and intrest and they were going to turn me in to ruin my credit. How can they do this to me after all these years i have 2 other small children at home and 1 with a disability and have paid over on child support and once i am done and have proof that i have made every payment they are gonna call me a liar and take more money. This is unfair and not all fathers are dead beats!!! The ones that do pay they give them hell and the ones that dont they let them get away with it!! Tell me whats wrong with this picture!!??

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Run the father off and take control of the money
by: Anonymous

TO L Pastrano (Austin, TX)

Reference: I'm a custodial parent of a child that recently stopped receiving child support. Needless to say this deadbeat father that lives in Elgin hasn't seen our son since he was 3 years old. He's now.... 15!

Question: You ran the father off again didn't you?

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Learn the rules
by: Anonymous

1. Pay your attorney and learn to understand disappointment
2. Understand the you are a ?deadbeat dad? no matter what you do or say
3. Always pay the minimal child support required or learn to live with criminals
4. Have no contact with your ex-spouse, stay away and only pay
5. Have no contact with your child or children, it will only lead to even more ruin, heartbreak and pain for all
6. If possible move to another state, ?out of state out of ex?s mind? is the saying
7. Learn to live in poverty ? having been financially ruined by the state. Know the term ?child-support poor?
8. Understand that state service agencies, law enforcement and the courts are your enemies, never ever trust them, the law is not your protector and offers no safety
9. Understand you have NO good options ? Know that the system will in the end destroy you before they free you
10. Learn to live as best you can with the hatred and bitterness


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Gregg Abott Su*#s
by: Anonymous

Im a father of 2 boys who pays child support. I don't need Greg Abbott telling me how much I need to give to my children. I take care of my kids and I know what they need so it seems unfair that they take so much money away every month. And they don't even take the mothers income into consideration and I know for a fact that the mom makes as much as me. So now I find it difficult to support myself all because of you Gregg Abbott. Thanks a lot

P.S. Have u ever been put on child support?

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Standing up
by: Anonymous

I dont know how to get the word out to those who want to stand up and get involved. If you have any suggestions. Let me know. We need a huge turn out to make this thing work.

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Absolutely True Susan!
by: Celia

I agree totally with your comment Susan!
That's exactly how it happened for my son, who went to court time after time, and STILL has not been able to get his visitation enforced.
It's been years and he still hasn't even been given the court-ordered contact information for his child.
It has been pure HELL for all of us as we know my grandson lives in neglect and abuse, which was proven in the STINKING BEXAR COUNTY COURT but was all ignored.
My son has been in a terrible depression and was suicidal, after trying for years to no avail.
The states make too much money off the bodies of children, fathers and paternal grandparents. There's no other reason they should be so anti-father.
The attorneys get rich, the judges do what the majority (radical feminists) want in order to keep their sorry butts on the bench, mothers get what they want but most are still never satisfied.
The BIGGEST LOSERS are children, with fathers and paternal grandparents right behind them, as every day they mourn a child that is continuously used and abused by the system and a self-absorbed custodial mother. It's worse than a death because the raw pain never ends.

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Susan
by: Anonymous

First to Stand Up Ranheim, I am with you, name a place and lets get the word out.

I am so tired of custodial parents talking about the money (and yes I do pay my child support). It's about the children. The children suffer when they don't get to see the other parent.

The laws protect the custodial parent by saying if the non-custodial parent doesn't pay then he/she goes to jail. However, the custodial parent can say if he/she doesn't pay I won't let him/her see his/her children. This is comtempt of court as well and the custodial parent needs to go to jail, just like someone who doesn't pay child support. The divorce decree and child support/visitation orders are legal and binding.

All that happens is the non-custodial parent pays a lot of money to attorneys and courts and nothing happens except the non-custodial parents bank acount gets depleted.

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Custodial parents- listen & learn
by: Anonymous

First of all judges should NOT have the right to remove a child from one parent as if they were an unfeeling object. Hundreds of thousands of fathers fighting for rights to their own child should never have happened in America, as it has.

If custodial parents spent as much time supporting their children's relationship with the other parent, as they do screaming for money, they'd be surprised at how much they and their children would gain.
It's a proven fact that NCP's (usually fathers) go above and beyond what is ordered when they aren't treated as interlopers in their child's life, but are allowed to continue to be a parent and have parental rights. You can't tell someone they have no rights and should just pay and go away, and then expect them to be happy about paying for anything.
Most problems arise when the CP's (usually mothers) do everything they can to alienate father and child. States spend millions annually to go after fathers in arrears and on advertising what worthless deadbeats dads are.
Not to mention the bilions in tax dollars given to anti-father organizations that want ALL fathers gone at any cost. They spend NOTHING on helping fathers (most who already have worthless visitation orders) that want to see their children but are refused. Greg Abbott claims there are millions going to help fathers get their parental rights enforced, when in fact, ALL of that money has gone to organizations that are notoriously anti-father!

It's a lose-lose situation for parents and children. The only ones gaining anything are the states (making millions annually off of child support fees and interest), opportunist AG's like Greg Abbott and the greedy blood-sucking divorce attorneys that are laughing all the way to the bank.
Think before you put your precious childrens' lives in the hands of the courts and uncaring government agencies. They don't care about your child or you, but only what's in it for them.

Working out a fair and equal custody arrangement for both parents, and a financial plan that both share equally, is the only way the children won't suffer. One parent shouldn't be allowed to have total control over parenting but the other parent be ordered to finance it, as it is now. It's not fair and it's not in the best interest of any child.

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Greg Abbott - Tea Party?
by: Anonymous

How can anyone not laugh at Greg Abbott making all of the South Texas Tea Party tours deriding big government while his worker bees are seemingly focused only on maximizing revenue flow in order to obtain the resultant maximum federal percentage funding.

His agency is the poster child for all that the Tea Party stands against: intrusive, unjust, big brother bureaucratic inefficiency. Who is running against this guy?

I need to send his opponent my documents to show how this agency is holding my money unjustly, my recordings of phone conversations where I get a different story every time I talk to them.

I am glad that this stuff is so crazy that I can laugh at it.

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Do not rely on them
by: Kate Parker

My ex-husband has been playing this system for years. I finally had to learn how to do my own paperwork...YOU can take him to court for contempt of court. Do not rely on the Texas OAG. Educate yourselves and do it yourself!

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Child Support
by: Anonymous

I was getting support and it stoped. I am married again and the man i married owes child support and if he geta behind they take his drivers linces and put him in jail. My ex husband does not get put into or anythins else. I dont think its right.

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Won't happen!
by: Anonymous

The sad thing is that you have no chance of getting any of those payments back, because they never give entitled refunds back to fathers. Even fathers that have been paying for a child proven to not even be his. The state loves that money too much. They love it so much they're willing to destroy father/child relationships, willing to destroy any and all lives involved, in order to keep getting it. It's all collateral damage to them.

Fathers are always blamed when they have no relationship with their children, or can't or won't pay child support. The fact is that the system is set up to defeat fathers. It's rare to find a father that wouldn't love to see his child more, who wouldn't do or pay anything IF HE WAS TREATED FAIRLY BY THE SYSTEM AND ALLOWED TO PARENT HIS OWN CHILD! That is rarely allowed by custodial mothers, and even more rarely enforced by judges.

I applaud mothers that encourage their children to spend time with their father, even when they don't have incentive (other than their child's happiness) to do it. It's a proven fact that fathers go above and beyond what is expected when they are treated as a parent, instead of just an interloper providing a monthly check.

Mothers, how would you feel if you were court-ordered to pay hundreds of dollars every month for a new car (just as an example) BUT you could never see or touch that car. You're told you have no ownership rights but still have to pay. Would you continue to pay year after year with no resentment? Of course not! And fathers love and miss their children a whole lot more than you'd love and miss that car.
Children need fathers every bit as much as they need mothers. Americans should be fighting for changes in the system to bring fathers back into families, instead of continuing to throw them away.


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Stand up
by: Raheim

I have been reading internet post for the last 3 weeks. I have heard enough talking lets start doing something. Let?s stand up for what is right and fair for the non custodial parent. I have 3 kids that I am paying child support for. Its time to stop all the talking and stand up and do something, We need to elect a day for the people who are tired of being used and neglected to stand and make our voices be heard. I think we could get a lot more attention to our cause that way. Then blogging on websites. Who's with me?

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1 YR.
by: DADS WHO DO PAY

MY SON TURNED 18 A YEAR AGO AND I STILL TAKE OF HIM WHICH HE LIVES WITH ME BUT IM STILL PAYING CHILD SUPPORT AND THAT HE STOP GETTING NOR THE MOTHER. IM GOIN THROUGH HELL TO GET IT TO STOP AND GET MY MONEY BACK. ITS EASY TO TAKE IT BUT HARD TO STOP PAYMENT. WHY IS THAT? THEY TELL ME TO GET A LAWYER BUT I CAN'T AFFORD ONE. I GUESS I CAN TREAT IT LIKE A 401K AND WAIT TIL THEY DESIDE TO GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK BUT I MIGHT BE DEAD AND NO ONE WILL KNOW. THEY SUCKS FOR THE GOOD DADS THAT "DO" TAKE CARE OF THEIR KIDS.

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Do your JOB
by: Anonymous

I havaen't received a payment since 7/2007 he has a warrant for his arrest and have not been arrested in 2yrs...cause it's not in their precinct...her father stays 10min away and never comes to get her and they say they can't find him....I told them his new BM receives chilsupport for 2 other kids why can't you find his address through her. THEY SUCK BIG TIME

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20 years of non payment
by: Anonymous

I have been going through the same thing of a deat beat father not paying his child suport. He still owes over46000.00 and the attorney genral office just keeps sending him letters and he refuses to pay. I heard that the attorney genral office filed on the deat beat and they would go to jail for non payment. not with this one. He has never spent a day in jail for not paying. This has been going on for over 20 years now. the attorney genral is not on the children behalf. They are for the dead beats of the world.

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I understand Jorge!
by: Susan

My son goes through the same thing you describe Jorge. The entire system is so ANTI-father it's rediculous. They rarely enforce a father's meager visitation rights, and then wonder why fathers get upset at having to pay the state ransom (child support)that never gets them any time with their child.
My son has not been allowed to see his only child, my only grandchild, for 5 years now even with a visitation order in place. He has filed motions in couirt and done everything he can and all is ignored. It's no wonder fathers finally give up and walk away. The courts care NOTHING about the children OR fathers but only about the mothers, due to the feminist regime that runs the entire system now. They've done tremendous damage to so many children.
The laws are blatantly anti-male AND anti-child!

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Deadbeat Daddies always win...SMFH
by: Anonymous

Texas Laws do Suck!!!
I'm a single parent of a 2yr old. And his father does NOTHING!.... For some reason they cant find him. But they have his number and moms address. He doesn't see his son or take care of him. I filed support on him a year ago. Since they cant find him they Dissmissed my case so I have to start all over again and miss Work. It'slike there's taking money from my son werther than getting me money. its sad how they treat u more as a number than a person.

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unfair
by: Anonymous

i am a 22 yeal old male who pays 921 dollars a month. i only see my daughter 2times a month because i work out of town. it is unfair that her mom is driving a 2010 silverado while i drive 1996 van because i cant afford another payment but my house and bills. worst of all my daughter is not even use to me, her mom intoduced her to her step dad who spends evry day of his life with her, and i just work to provide for her, because of course she is more attached to that other man than me,i get no credit

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The state cares nothing about fathers, mothers OR children!
by: Anonymous

Having to deal with the insanity of the TXOAG is bad for naerly anybody. Who wins when the parents are pitteed against each other in court, the judges are bound by what's "politically correct" instead of what's best for the child, and the state only cares about the almighty matching federal funding they recieve?

NOBODY BUT THE WORTHLESS ATTORNEYS, THE ARROGANT JUDGES AND THE STATE of TX! THE BIG LOSERS ARE CHILDREN AND PARENTS!

There are too many fathers that are not allowed to see their children, and the judges are too biased to enforce their own worthless visitation orders.
It's "politically correct" to give mothers custody even when proven unfit. If too many fathers are getting a fair hearing in court, the wrath of the local feminist organizations (which runs the system) come down hard on the head of justice.

There has too be a better way to do things. There has to be some way to stop the bleeding of the American family, the waste of throwing away decent fathers and some way to stop the destruction of the children.

It's all a matter of money all along the filthy government line. Nothing else matters.

My family has been destroyed by the corrupt TX family court system. It's like a nightmare that never ends, the suffering never stops.
Parents, don't put your children in the hands of the entity that LEAST cares about them. Work together in your divorce to do what's right for your children. Don't let the corrupt system make those decisions for you.


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I disagree with anon person
by: Michele

You are saying that we don't spend a fraction of what the father pays on our kids? Sheesh how much do YOU pay? I only get 185 a month and he can't even keep up with that. And let me tell you, 185 pays for maybe a week! Of food... and kids need more than food! BUT, her father comes to see her every weekend. He's court ordered to see her every other week, but he comes every week. He has 2 other children to take care of... in my eyes he chose to have those kids and if he can't afford all 3 kids he shouldn't have popped out the second two. Even so I'm understanding. I don't complain to him about his lack of payments. As long as he's there for my daughter I'm fully capable of taking care of her finacially myself. Without gov. Assistance I might add. TOO many people are having kids they can't afford and I think it's ridiculous. Our kids suffer because we are irresponsible, and they learn from us and do the same when they grow up. "It's ok to live on food stamps child support alimony and have as many kids as you want because you get PAID for it" it's a bad message. It's not only texas that sucks, it's the whole United States! We are brought up to be stupid.Also that whole "every 3 years you go back to court to assess your case and end up paying more money" that's your ex's doing. It's an OPTION to do so. I disregard the option, we've only been to court once and it was because he hadn't paid in a year. My daughter is 6 btw. But to your post, yes I agree. Texas is lacking to help our children. They are not put first. My ex got a letter in the mail stating that if he did not make a payment within 5 days they were going to have a court hearing. In his letter they complained MORE about him owing for the state for medical insurance than it complain about his back child support. They care about their interest and the money THEY get rather than the money owed to the child. Some of these mothers were stay at home moms and when their husbands left are now screwed. Those mothers actually need the money to help rais the kids and the fathers aren't paying. And who cares? No one.

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Overboard
by: Anonymous

TX laws do suck. If you are a hard working father that pays child support 100% of the time, sees his son almost as much as the mother 60/40, then why should one be raked over the coals every 3 years to have more money taken out. The mother dosnt even spend a fraction of the cash the father spends in child support. He must scrounge around to survine, exhaust all his credit in hopes that the next raise will be enough for him to survive, only to be taken back to court and ordered to pay even more rediculous amounts of money. Although she can now drive around in a luxury SUV while he cant he even afford to take his son out to eat in his 200k+ mile vehicle. Seems like the real focus is being lost...

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I AGREE W/JORGE
by: Anonymous

IT IS ALL ABOUT WHO HAS MONEY!!! I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR CHILD SUPPORT FOR 3 PLUS YEARS...MISSED TONS OF WORK BECAUSE OF IT AND ALL THEY DO IN COURT IS RESCHEDULE...THE DAD IS A DRUG ADDICT ..I FOUND OUT IN FAMILY COURT AFTER HE CAME TO MY JOB AND ASSAULTED ME.... HE MARRIED HIS "BOSS" AND SHE TOLD ME I WOULD NEVER GET ANY MONEY FROM THEM....LOOKS LIKE SHE WAS RIGHT....IF YOU QUALIFY FOR GOVERNMENT ASST OR HAVE TONS OF MONEY...YOU MIGHT HAVE A SHOT AT GETTING SOMEWHERE...OTHERWISE.....FORGET IT!!!

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I Pay My Child Support
by: JORGE GUTIERREZ

I pay my child support and try to stay current, which I've done so far. I have a problem; this lady doesn't get paid child support or the father doesn't even want to see his kid...I totally disagree with the Father's Action. I in the other hand am not allowed to see my 3 year old son, and I've taken San Antonio Police with me at the time of visitation, I've contacted Legal Aid, I've consulted several lawyers who charge and arm and a leg, and yes, I have a court order that allows me to see my son. This lady has destroyed my feelings by not letting me see my son, the son that has my name and that I love with all my heart. The law can't do nothing for me unless I pay a lawyer like 2,500 dollars. Why do I have to pay again if I already have a court order? Why can't the police department do anything if the mother is in direct violation of a court order? That is a bad combination; I guess it's all about money and not about the well being of our children. This is so stressful and this lady gets away with things like that. She also has a daughter from a different man who does not let him see her aswell; and still the law can't do nothing. God Bless and Protect our children.

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