Yes, I have records of payments since 1997. Prior to then I was an alcoholic and was about 10 years behind. After "97" There were some missed and late payments due to job changing. The problems arose in 2001 when Kentucky stopped sending payments because according to them I was paid in full. Then I got a notice from CA saying that I owed 44,000. The original amount was around 19,000. I contacted CA and requested my records. At one point those records show a ZERO balance then 6 months later they show the original amount plus interest and then the original amount in interest plus more interest which sent the balance to 44,000. I knew that Kentucky was wrong and that I still owed about 10,000 and since then I have paid over 30,000 but CA says that I still owe 34,000. I moved from KY to Arizona in 2000 and was eventually able to get everything transferred there. Now CA keeps sending me back to Arizona and AZ keeps saying there's nothing they can do about it and CA keeps saying it's in AZ hands. Now I've moved to Tennessee and TN is suggesting that I get it straightened out before I have any balance transferred here and I just keep going around in circles getting no answers
With regards XXXXX XXXXX interest rate. It was my understanding that CA can charge UP TO 10% ANNUALLY on the BALANCE owed. Is that correct? Because the print out they sent us looks like they are charging 10% of the original amount owed monthly on both the arrears and the interest. So I'm confused about the CA state law regarding charging interest on child support. Also, to my knowledge CA was only collecting payments for my ex-wife. My ex-wife was at no time receiving any compensation from the state of CA so what am I being charged interest for?
Under California law, interest is added onto back child support at the rate of 10% per year. For example, if you have a support arrearage stretching back 10 years, the amount you originally owed has nearly doubled. Based upon what you stated above, that could be the case. I have also provided for you below, to read and consider, the family codes that they may be applying. This is why you want an accountant to determine how they came to the figure they say you owe and an attorney to present what you think the proper amount is, based upon the calculations. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=fam&group=04001-05000&file=4720-4733
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