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HelpingHands

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A wwyd ?
« on: Apr 18, 2007, 02:49:00 PM »
Child support order originated in WV in 2000. At the time both parents shared custody, child lived with mom, M-thurs. To catch you up to date: custody has been changed several times from joint, her - primary,her primary- residential, joint again, dad primary residential, then dad sole in December 06.

Mom at different times filed in Va (where she resides) for child support modification/enforcement. Va said it's not their jurisdiction as it was never properly brought to Va and dismissed the cases. The most recent was May or June 2006. In August 2006 custody was reversed to primary residential with Dad in Tn and mom having visitation in Va. At the time, dad filed for child support through child support office in dad's state(TN). In November 06, TN had a court case against dad for arrearages and to enforce Va's order. The CS atty dismissed the case, since child now resides with dad. Arrearages were paid up in June. Apparently July and August were not paid up. With me still?

In December 06, when the appeals hearing was held for the custody, sole custody was granted to dad and no support ordered due to mom being on disability and having to travel to TN for visitations. Also, judge ordered dad to make arrangements to pay child support division the small arrearages due.

Had face to face contact with the child support office in TN, the other day. The case is still closed. They will contact their CS atty and figure out what to do. Still waiting for appointment to open case against mom, since Aug 06.

My question is do I go ahead and wait for TN child support atty to contact me with past due amount to pay and make arrangements- to keep it in TN? OR do I go ahead and send payments to Va? I want to comply with the order to pay arrearages and not keep accruing interest on the past due amount. Now what?? It's only a little over $400. I'd like to make monthly payments but where to?? TN CS said if i send checks to them they will just sit there, because there is no case open at this time.


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RE: A wwyd ?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 18, 2007, 03:10:01 PM »
I take it that Dad agrees that there is Child Support owed to Mom.

Somewhere along the lines, I would have obtained name and number of whomever in VA says there is still support owed.

I would have given that to TN.

No, I take that back, I would have paid VA and then asked for a current statement of the account to show that CS is paid in full.

Skip TN for CS.

3 divorces in my experience, and none of them dealt with "one state."

My EX lived out of state and paid this state.  Never did we go through the trouble of paying his state, and having that state send it to my state, and then on to me.

I live out of state from my EX where I pay CS directly to EX (set up that way, no agency involved).

My EX#3 paid OH who sent it to mom.  then mom moved to NV, and moved CS to NV, so he sent it directly to NV.  Transferring the case took some time, but in the end, it all worked out.  OH wanted to say he owed money, but NV said he's been paying it through us.  Even after she left NV, he paid NV.

For CS, using one state seems to simplify the entire situation when it comes to getting the money to the custodial parent to BENEFIT the child.

That's what it's all about.

I suggest that dad pay VA and get a statement from VA that says "No child support due" anymore.


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RE: A wwyd ?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 18, 2007, 05:49:25 PM »
>I take it that Dad agrees that there is Child Support owed to
>Mom.
>
>Somewhere along the lines, I would have obtained name and
>number of whomever in VA says there is still support owed.
>
>I would have given that to TN.
>
>No, I take that back, I would have paid VA and then asked for
>a current statement of the account to show that CS is paid in
>full.
>
>Skip TN for CS.
>
>3 divorces in my experience, and none of them dealt with "one
>state."
>
>My EX lived out of state and paid this state.  Never did we go
>through the trouble of paying his state, and having that state
>send it to my state, and then on to me.
>
>I live out of state from my EX where I pay CS directly to EX
>(set up that way, no agency involved).
>
>My EX#3 paid OH who sent it to mom.  then mom moved to NV, and
>moved CS to NV, so he sent it directly to NV.  Transferring
>the case took some time, but in the end, it all worked out.
>OH wanted to say he owed money, but NV said he's been paying
>it through us.  Even after she left NV, he paid NV.
>
>For CS, using one state seems to simplify the entire situation
>when it comes to getting the money to the custodial parent to
>BENEFIT the child.
>
>That's what it's all about.
>
>I suggest that dad pay VA and get a statement from VA that
>says "No child support due" anymore.
>
>

I agree, but would go one step further. After I paid, I'd send VA evidence that he has had custody for much of the time period involved and ask for a refund of overpayment.

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RE: A wwyd ?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 18, 2007, 06:27:25 PM »
Thank you! Will send a copy of the court order along with the first payment. The August order is the latest order, that I know they've received(from me). I doubt mom took a copy showing she lost custody in to them after the December hearing.

What I don't want happening is TN reopen a case and I end up paying court costs to pay arrearages that I am trying to take care of. I don't want it ordered, appearing that I am not voluntarily paying the arrearages.

also, if it makes a difference- the judge put in the December order that all matters relating to the custody and child support are now transferred to TN jurisdiction.

 

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