What is the name of your state? Florida
Ok, here is one that we really need help with....my husband's ex-girlfriend now lives in Texas with his daughter, since July 2002. They had a personal agreement about child support, no court order etc., and he's paid her directly since the case was closed in January 2001, and he has receipts for this. It was recently ordered that he make payments through the State Disbursement Unit here in our county, of the regular amount he has been paying her, $40 per week. This was done because she had been saying she didn't recieve payments, etc., even though they were sent to her certified mail. So the judge did it this way I assume to resolve conflict and so there will be a definite way to tell she recieved it. NOW though, he has recieved letters from the Attorney General in TX, child support division, saying that he is in arrears of $7500 and that he is to send THEM payments of $40 per week, I guess on top of what he pays now!! What can he do? He can't send payments to 2 places, and what we think is that she hasn't told them that there is an active payment plan here already. And how they came up with that amount of "arrears" is beyond me. Based on what he pays that equals to 3 1/2 years of not paying child support, which is not the case. He sent a letter to them about 2 weeks ago explaining all this, and then the other day he gets these "payment coupon" things from them for $40 per week, plus stating the arrears amount, saying that until it is PAYROLL DEDUCTED he is to make the payments himself! He PAYS like he has been told to do, and can't understand what is going on. Can she get it in 2 states like that? What should he do first? He has even sent them a copy of the order that was done and he got these things 2 weeks later. Any advice? What if they send an IDO to his employer? By law they have to abide, correct? There has been some harrassment like this from her since she moved. He just needs a tip on where to go first.