unfair child support
After my divorce I was sending my ex-wife money through the mail. Later, I get a letter from the AG stating that I had not been paying child support. I brought them the receipts to prove that I was, but I was told that because I mailed the money directly to my ex, that Texas considered that money a "gift" and not child support. So, I was being sued for $3000.00 in back child support.
I was so angry that I moved to Arizona and didn't pay the child support for 3 years. Later, Texas started garnishing my check, and then added $150.00 in back child support deduction. I paid both for 6 years. Then, I called to see what the pay off balance was. They told me $14,000!!!! Apparently they were charging me interest on the child support, but at a rate of 12%. This means that they were charging me $155 in interest, but only charging me $150 in back child support. Sooo, for 6 years my debt increased!
I have paid the back child support since 2000. Today, the balance is still $15,000 even though I have paid back way more than I have ever owed. My ex hasn't worked at all during the past 14 years and continues to live off of the money that I send of child support. Even though my daughter is now married. How does Texas reason this out and thank that it's ok? Now, they have placed this on my credit, have taken my tax returns for years, and treat me as though I have never paid anything. Texas sucks big time.