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Dear Socrateaser / How to handle the Attorney General
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:31:15 PM »
All parties live in Texas and the orders are in Texas being handled through the attorney general. In 2003 I went to court (one of several court modifications) and had a modification of child and medical support as well as a contempt on the NCP. In 2006 we went to court again and another modification of child and medical support was entered and a contempt.
 The AG office never entered the 2006 orders. Even though I used a private attorney in Texas the AG handles all wage withholding and disbursement. I contacted them in 2009 and they blew me off and told me I was wrong. I left it alone thinking when the arrears were paid up they would fix it.
In September 2013 I made a formal complaint that the 2006 orders have never been entered causing them to with hold $105.00/mo to little from the NCP and they never took the arrears ordered in 2006. After a lot of run around they finally set a hearing telling me it was for the arrears, modify current support, and modify medical support.
I went to court on April 4, 2014 and they called me in a room and said we couldn't have the hearing because the NCP wasn't notified of arrears until that moment so he was entitled to time to retain a lawyer. The AG attorney verbally told me the amount of arrears he owed which was roughly $10,000.00 but reported the computer system hasn't been updated.
The AG stopped giving me child support April 10 but have continued to garnish it from the NCP. They state they are holding all payments until after our next hearing. Their system hasn't been updated so it looks like he has no arrears. Since filing the complaint about their mistake with my orders they have intercepted my support payments on 3 separate occasions. Feels like retaliation from where I'm sitting.
I have filed complaints and they respond verbally but put nothing in writing so they never follow through with anything. I contacted a lawyer but he quoted me $5000.00 because he's basically fighting them to even prove the arrears. I he informed me there is no contempt filed or mention of the arrears but it's clear by looking they have over looked the 2006 order. I don't have the money to pay a lawyer to fix what I already paid a lawyer to do and then this could happen again. This is a special needs child that gets no assistance and has never been on Medicaid or welfare so we don't owe the state a dime. One last piece of info is the lawyer the NCP had for the 2006 orders is also now the main supervisor attorney at my local AG office.
1. How do I go over the AG heads? How do I file a complaint with the top of the chain of command at the AG office?
2. Is there a process that requires them to fix their own mess up?
3. Are there any advocacy groups that might take this case for free or assist me to get through their beurocracy?
4. What can I do to fix this without paying a lawyer or going through the AG?

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Attorney General has messed child support up and I'm confused
« on: Today at 01:58:15 PM »


In 2006 I went to mediation and came out with an order to receive
child support and medical support. The Texas attorney general (AG) has not taken the correct amount since then. They have shorted me ( $105.00/mo X 8 years). I remember calling about this in 2009 but the person I got was hateful and of course I didn't know what I was talking about. I recently filed for a review (around September 2013) and a formal complaint about the CS never getting fixed. The AG set a hearing on April 4,2014 and notified the ex of the over $10,000.00 arrears at the hearing. She was given a continuance and we have a new hearing June 4,2014. As of April 10 the AG quit dispersing my child support. Now they claim until the hearing they can't release the payments and they have to have a hearing to fix the wage withholding to the correct amount. I used the AG because I don't have money for a lawyer and really don't feel I should have to pay for one. I paid one the first time around and they haven't followed the judges orders.
I'm so confused! The AG must garnish wages and disburse all CS in Texas so when they entered my orders for wage withholding the wrong amount (probably from an old order was entered).My son has never got welfare or Medicaid benefits and he doesn't receive SSI because its based on our income and we make to much.
Is this normal behavior for them? What are the chances they are playing games and my child is going to lose all that support (since it's their error)? I spoke with my attorney who knows my son is special needs and he said representing me in the hearing is best but I can go to the hearing and see what they do. If it's not what I think is fair come to him immediately and we can file an appeal. I feel like the AG is retaliating because I pointed out their mistake. My son is the one suffering.[/size]

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In 2006 I went to mediation and came out with an order to receive child support and medical support. The Texas attorney general has not taken the correct amount since then. They have shorted me ( $105.00/mo X 8 years). I remember calling about this in 2009 but the person I got was hateful and of course I didn't know what I was talking about. I recently filed for a review (around September 2013) and a formal complaint about the CS never getting fixed. The AG set a hearing on April 4,2014 and notified the ex of the over $10,000.00 arrears. She was given a continuance and we have a new hearing June 4,2014. As of April 10 the AG quit dispersing my child support. Now they claim until the hearing they can't release the payments and they have to have a hearing to fix the wage withholding to the correct amount. I used the AG because I don't have money for a lawyer and really don't feel I should have to pay for one. I paid one the first time around and they haven't followed the judges orders.
I'm so confused!
Is this normal behavior for them? What are the chances they are playing games and my child is going to lose all that support (since it's their error)? I spoke with my attorney who knows my son is special needs and he said representing me in the hearing is best but I can go to the hearing and see what they do. If it's not what I think is fair come to him immediately and we can file an appeal.

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Father's Issues / VICTORY---FINALLY
« on: Aug 27, 2011, 06:31:32 PM »
I just wanted to share with all the good fathers trying to do the right thing. I finally got my orders modified and my ex now gets supervised visits at my discretion to be determined by me. She is currently sitting in jail on child support for another child and there is a case pending for child support on my daughter. This has not been an overnight process. I originally won custody in 2005 she then slowly got visitation back and in 2010 was given extended visitation even though CPS had several cases since the custody change in 2005. She was very good at "cleaning up" long enough to get through court. I have spent thousands of dollars on lawyers and played the CPS game several times. Keep fighting for what is right for your children!!! This woman was finally seen for what she is and at this time has not seen her children in over a month, CPS has placed her oldest with a relative and will not be closing her case, shes in jail, and there is finally justice for the children.

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Father's Issues / need some experience and knowledge
« on: Jul 11, 2011, 06:57:04 PM »
I am the custodial father of 1 daughter age 11 in Texas. I got custody in 2005 and the BM has been off and on drugs since then. She managed to get complete unsupervised visitation back 1 1/2 years ago..... biggest mistake of my life!!! Now she is back on her meth and has moved in a 23 year old boyfriend recently out of prison (she is 33). My daughter and her half brother have started making complaints of abuse/neglect and I as well as the BF of half brother and some neighbors have made reports. CPS assigned the case to a special investigator (former police officer) and he was gung ho to ge tthese kids out of there. Today he finally tracked her and kids down and spent over 3 hours interviewing them. I call to find out what is going on and now everything is confidential and he can't tell me anything. I spent three years and thousands of dollars to get her out of that mess and now she is right back where she started. I have been to court 3 times since getting custody and honestly I am broke and frustrated. Even CPS investigator said if I had this history with my daughter my rights would have been terminated. The BM has lived in a house her father owns since she decided to "get clean" after losing her kids but now he is kicking her out. Knowing the family cycles this means he knows she is back on drugs and doesn't like the boyfriend so he gave her the boot. She has no car yet has visitation from school out and on Thursdays during school year. She has had her utilities shut off about 4 times in last six months and picked her kids up for Christmas break knowing her water and electric were shut off. My daughter cries because she doesnt want to go. The BM refuses to allow my daughter to take her phone or have any contact with me while she is there (she is currently there for 30 days). my questions are:
1. When CPS refuses to say anything does that mean they are substantiating some allegations?
2. When do I know to hire a lawyer (I dont want to jump the gun)? I dont want her to get clean while the case is waiting to go to court and I lose money and she loses nothing.
3. Anyone know a dream team of lawyers in my area to demolish this woman and end this nightmare for my daughter?

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Father's Issues / children talking to judge
« on: Sep 05, 2009, 10:10:28 PM »
I am a CF and my ex has told my 9 year old BD that when she turns 12 she can tell a judge she wants to live with her mom. My ex has made it clear there will be a custody battle when my daughter turns 12 and her family is willing to pay for it. I got custody 5 years ago because the BM was on drugs and there was abuse and neglect substantiated. The BM is not any better now but has learned how to hide it and her family ensures she looks good on paper (keeps her utilities paid, rent paid, car, etc). The odds of me having anything to use against the mother when my daughter turns 12 is slim. I am very worried about her getting custody back because it would be a disaster for my daughter.

1. Will a judge automatically give her custody if my daughter says she wants to live with her?
2. What can I do to be prepared for the custody battle when my daughter turns 12?

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