I am not licensed to practice in your jurisdiction; however, I can offer some general advice in negotiating settlements. First, you are wise to want any agreement in writing and to request that any amount you believe that you owe to be provided in writing to avoid any confusion. If this money is due for child support or by court order, there should be a judgment from a court establishing the amount due that will serve as a starting point to help you determine if the amount you're being quoted is correct. However, make sure that you continue complying with that order each month while you're trying to reach a settlement for any back-due support. Your state may also require that any settlement be confirmed by a court (or judgment modified by a court). If so, it is particularly important that you consult with an attorney. Unfortunately, rude case workers are a fact of life in many places. If you find that you can't have amicable discussions by phone or in person, you might hire an attorney to communicate on your behalf, either in person or in writing.
THE REST OF THE SITUATION IS THAT I WAS IN PRISON WHEN MEGAN WAS CONCEIVED BUT SINCE I
WAS NAMED AS THE FATHER I HAVE PAID THE CHILD SUPPORT SO I CAN KEEP MY DRIVER'S LICENSE.
THE MOTHER WAS KILLED WHEN THE CHILD WAS 14 AND HER UNCLE RAISED HER WHO IS A PAROLE
OFFICER AND CHILD SUPPORT STOPPED AND ONLY INTEREST ADDED UP. THE UNCLE IS WILLING TO
HAVE A DNA DONE BUT WHEN I HAVE TALKED TO STANISLAUS COUNTY AS I HAVE IN THE PAST THEY SAID
SINCE IT IS A LONG STANDING CASE WHETHER WE GET A DNA OR NOT I AM STILL LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE AND THAT THEY WOULD NOT ACCEPT ANY DNA TESTING SO THEY SORT OF TOLD ME THAT NO MATTER WHAT I STILL HAVE TO PAY. I HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT THIS WAS ILLEGAL FOR THEM TO TELL ME THIS
AND I AM PLANNING TO PURSUE THE DNA WITH MEGHAN AND HER UNCLE AND HE IS IN AGREEMENT.
IF SHE IS PROVED THAT SHE IS NOT MY DAUGHTER CAN I TAKE IT OVER THE CASE WORKER'S HEAD
AND GET THIS RESOLVED. IF I AM NOT THE FATHER AND THIS IS THE ATTITUDE OF STANISLAUS COUNTY I AM PLANNING TO NOT ONLY TAKING IT TO MY LOCAL CONGRESSMAN AND POSSIBLY THE NEWSPAPER
I STILL THAT WHAT THEY HAVE SAID IS INCORRECT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
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