Since 2006 I have been paying the CP $500/mo for child support, directly to her, not to central collections, as per the terms of our divorce decree. Through the years, I have made several reduced payments & missed a couple due to financial problems. I have made every payment this year. My tax refund was intercepted for arrears, which is fine, although I was surprised not to have received any notification until after the fact. The original support order was figured in VA, I now live in NC and she lives in GA. She filed with the Georgia CSE last November. I was unaware that I should no longer pay directly to her & she has not reported the last 3 payments I’ve sent her, which amounts to $1500. CSE withheld $383.75 from my first paycheck this month leaving me with $489.29 for two weeks. They did the same with today’s paycheck, so that’s $763.30 that’s been taken this month when my actual payment is $500 mo. Is that legal? I will receive one more 2 wk paycheck this month. Should I expect them to do the same with that check? I am now unable to pay my mortgage payment this month.
We have a hearing May 5 to review/modify this order. I was under the impression that wage withholding would take place after the terms of the hearing were set. This is an interstate hearing. Will she have to be there? I assume there will be a Georgia rep there, right?
I schedule a hearing earlier this month for modification, but it was dismissed & the interstate hearing was then scheduled. Can I expect that hearing to be the end of it? Will the final order be established & will there be a cap as to how much of my income can be taken? I haven’t even seen my son in over a year because I can’t afford the visits. I have no idea what her income is.