I received a citation from the TX OAG that they filed a Motion to Confirm Support Arrearage. I can see on their website the lawsuit is scheduled for July, however, I was never served the Notice of Hearing.
I was overseas for two years taking care of my ailing parents and that’s when the back child support
accrued. Since I got back to the US, over the past 12 months I have been paying child support above and beyond what was court ordered and reduced my debt from over 13K to under 9K. I expect it to be at about or even under 8K in July. I believe I have shown good faith trying to reduce my debt as fast as possible, but I guess that was not good enough for OAG. I never challenged their calculations of my child support debt and they have been regularly withholding $600 from my paycheck. My son is now 18 years old and will be out of school in a couple of weeks. With no new child support, I will be able to repay my debt in about a year or less which is in line with TX Family Code Sec. 158.004.
Here are my questions:
I live in NH, so flying to TX, renting a car, etc. would be quite expensive. Is there any way I can avoid making this trip?
In their request for production of documents, they list many of those that are either non-existent or irrelevant. Also, my general experience with the OAG was that any piece of information I would give them, they would turn it around and use it against me. Is possible to refuse to provider them the documents they want? What are possible ramifications?
Do I still have to go to court if I mail them the answer? And if so, is it even in my interests to do it?
Does it matter that I never received the Notice of Hearing?
What should I expect in court and what will be expected from me?