1. In Sept 2007 was divorced and ordered to pay $500 monthly for child support.
2. Decree states to transfer C/S from my bank to ex wife bank. (Never missed pmt)
3. In Oct.2010 Ex wife went to Attorney General
Texas and filed Child support review.
4. OAG began Garnishing my payroll Dec. 2012 for $500 and alledged $8K in arrears.
5. I retained the same attorney that worked my divorce back in 2007 and she
charged me a $1k flat rate to make the garnishment go away or cease.
6. I received notice to appear in court on April 2011 with Ex-wife, Attorney for OAG
7. We went to court on April 2011 and date was reset to June 2011
8. I had to pay my attorney additional monies $3700 for her to work the case thru
9. My attorney filed Motion to Modifiy parent/child relationship (custody change)
10. On June 2011 court date Judge ordered mediation between me and my ex wife
11. The actual mediation date took place on April 2012 which was successful.
(Final mediation = I got one child and ex wife got one child. No child support pmts)
12. It's now July 2012 and 3 months went by and Attorney general still garnishment my payroll check. I finally contacted my attorney in August 2012 via email and nothing additional had been filed in the courts so no final order had been issued yet. MY attorney jumped back on it in October 2012.
13 Opposing counsel became upset in the untimely filing that they forced file it in court themselves in May 2013.
14. My attorney demanded an additonal $3000 because of additional charges that took place from October 2012 thru May 2013.
15. I felt compelled to pay the additional $3K because i needed representation
for the final hearing in May 2013.
In summary i feel that had my attorney filed the paperwork in a timely manner this matter would have be finalized back in 2012. It took over a year for the completion of this matter and the attorney general is still garnishing my paychecks.