Child Support Question

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    Child Support Question

    Trublu was just great.�Anyone else?

     
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    I've done everything right in following custody and visitation arrangements set by the Judge and negotiation by the attorneys.� I've gone beyond the call, beyond the requirements, because I feel it is in the best interests of our daughter.� Which is as it should be and, as we know, child support and visitation are separate matters.My ex has not paid child support in 3 months; before that - the Order was given in October 2004 - various months he has fallen behind.� I don't know the total, but I have the paperwork from the Mass. Department of Revenue, which processes and sends child support.I don't know what he's doing with his money - I can't believe cigarettes and alcohol would eat up $300/month in child support - but he's paying his own bills, which have not risen in a majorly way four years (lucky to be with a landlord who hasn't raised the rent; utilities and food bills of course have risen).My divorce attorney tells me I have to file a complaint with the DOR before she can return to Court, because DOR has to add up the arrears, and have a complaint on record from me.� I am on vacation next week, my daughter is in school, and I will use those 30 hours to collect paperwork, go to the DOR, and file.So, the question (finally - sorry it took me so long to get to it): at what point in child support arrears does the DOR get moving?� Without resources, will they deal with my issue - less than $1,000 from the past three months, and probably not a lot more over the past four years?� I thought the "deadbeat dad - deadbeat man" syndrome did not kick in until $10,000 or more.I tried going through his family first, but after all these years, they remain angry with me for divorcing their violent and alcoholic son.

     
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    If you have a court order through DOR and you haven't recieved child support within 10 days of when you are supposed to get it, call them and they will send a letter to his employer. They track his pay (unless he's working under the table) and will get the employer to send you the amount in arrearages within 30 days - this a law that all companies have to abide by. I don't believe it matter about the amout. On the occasions I haven't gotten my child support on time is because it's usually an HR / payroll issue, not a DOR issue. You don't need your divorce attorney to take care of this for you. If it's already in the DOR system, DOR will help you track down the arrearages. $300.00 a month can't be right unless he works part time for�minimum wage - you might want to check on that. DOR can track what his pay is as long as you have a child support order intact. If they find out he should be paying more - then you go back to court to have the order revised.1-800-332-2733 - you will need to set up an PIN and password. so have your case number handy. Let me know if you have any more questions - I've been dealing with this system a long time!

     
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    Thank you trublusu for your reply - and your valuable information (which I will use).� I will go through DOR then, and not attorney (which wil hopefully save time and money of not going back to Court).So, just in light of background:He is to pay $84/week.Until Dec. 17, 2007, I did not track of arrears, but I did keep paperwork from DOR (the monthly statement).He is a cab driver and can hide earnings.� He can not hide the "way bill" (taxi-talk for rent paid to the cab owner; he is a renter), nor expenses.People tell me I was lucky get that much, since he can hide.He claims poverty at every step - including telling our 10-year-old daughter about it!� tells her, for example, he can't do this with her, he can't do that with her, because rent is due, and Daddy is poor.� How inappropriate.� I believe in bringing children into family financial discussions, so they grow up with a realistic idea about money.� I don't believe in guilt-truipping small children about money.Thank you again.� Your advice is just great, and just what I need.

     
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