I am from the great state of Texas and I have been in the child support system for over 21yrs. I have 5 kids. 3 under 18, 2 are 21yrs old. First the arrears only built up because the caseworkers put amounts for each child so high that I could not pay what they were asking.
My wages are garnished for the 50% which I have lived with all these years. They set my payment for one of my 21yr olds at $320pr mnth, the other 21yr old- $150pr mnth. 2 of my daughters $300+150 for arrears+$75.00 for medicaid which was illegally received.
I have 1 more daughter whose payment is set at $222.89+115 for arrears. Total of $1,332.89 per month for all. I make $1,600 a month! $10per hr! For years, my anger with the system has caused me to just "let it be" so to speak. But I cant anymore.
I need help and I need it right now. I don't mind paying child support. I have done it for 21yrs. But I need this worked out so my mind can be at peace. Please tell me there is hope for me?