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I am sorry to hear about your situation. I understand your frustration. Until you are fully paid back, or on a payment plan for the arrears, they can always threaten contempt. I will tell you in my experience if you make lump sums and are making an effort to get caught up, judges are not apt to agree to contempt. You should ask for a payment plan with their office but not the individual who is threatening you otherwise you should go to court and ask the judge to put you on a payment plan for the arrears. Let them know about the lump sump you paid. Let me know if you have any other questions or would like to talk by phone for an additional charge.
I did look at it. Unfortunately, they cannot leave you alone unless the other parent you pay child support releases some of that amount. A lot of their systems are automated so they don't even account for conversations you have. You would have to have the judge address it specifically or get on some sort of payment plan. I know there are cases with much higher arrears but courts consider each case individually.
It might be easier to talk via phone.
Understood. Just set up time to meet with their office and ask them to explain what this is about. You made the lump sum requested and they are still seeking contempt. The other alternative is to get the other parent to release the arrears. If they do, then set an appointment with the Child support office to document the release.
I do not follow. Is this for attorney fees? Then you can ask the judge if you go to court to have it released.
In my experience, we generally released the attorney fees if the other parent is willing to release. I think you need to ask the court for a hearing to resolve this.
Yes, I understand, this is the state money has paid as part of health care coverage. Still they should be offering a payment plan or release of some of those amounts because of your lump sum. Like I said, a telephone call might help clarify.
I am going to opt out and perhaps one of my colleagues can recommend a different course of action.
I have carefully reviewed your prior discussions with my colleague and he offered practical solutions for you. The only thing that I will add however is that you must now file Motion with the Court if the County is now backing out on their earlier notice to you to determine the amount that you owe and if you owe anything whether you would be allowed to setup a payment plan. You must now go to Court to resolve your dispute with the County. You can obtain Motion forms at the Courthouse in the Clerk's office.