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midwestdad

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Passport Denial Question
« on: Sep 27, 2011, 07:19:15 PM »
Hi,

I would appreciate it if anyone has any experience with this issue or can suggest a course of action.

I currently have a CS Order in the State of Maryland.  I also have CS Arrearage that is more than $5,000.  The CS Order orders me to pay a specific amount for current support plus an additional amount for the arrearage.  Both amounts are automatically deducted from my pay check every month.

I recently tried to renew my passport and I received a letter of denial stating that 'because I owe CS more than $5,000', my renewal application is being denied until I show evidence or prove otherwise.  I think the CS Enforcement Agency included my name on the Certified List after I became unemployed a few years ago and I defaulted on the CS payments.

My question is - 1.  If you have a Court ordered payment towards the arrearage that you are paying per month, does this still constitute enough reason to have your passport denied?

2.  If the answer to my question above is 'No' then can you pls advise on how to proceed?  Thank you.


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Re: Passport Denial Question
« Reply #1 on: Sep 28, 2011, 04:35:00 AM »
There is no longer a lawyer at this site, we are just people who have dealt with they court system for many years.

Yes, They can deny your passport until you get under the $5000 mark. This is so people do not go to another county and not come back to help pay for their child. Your taxes are most likely marked to be taken this year too. They can/will take any refund from taxes and send it to child support. If you have money for a plane ticket/vacation/see family then that money should be used to pay off the child support. (that is their thinking anyway).

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Re: Passport Denial Question
« Reply #2 on: Oct 20, 2011, 08:39:21 PM »
Thank you for the response.

 

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