Child Support Payers Rights When Overpaid
by KACEY WOOD
(OK CITY, OK)
First of all for all you child support payers you deserve to have rights just like the person receiving child support. Oklahoma is one of the states unfortunately that has not enforced those rights for the ones that do overpay child support. I completely understand the laws in place to protect those that need to receive child support, however our system has failed us on the rights for the child support people whom do overpay. It is like overpaying your electric bill and calling them and they tell you, we realize you overpaid however you need to keep paying or we will turn your lights off. Well instead of crediting you which would be the right thing to do instead they tell you they will do what they want and think about crediting you.It is crazy and besides all the mental, emotional, and financial toll it takes on you and your family and kids. More importantly it is the principal of it all, we are enabling the one that does receive child support to take advantage of the one who not only pays child support but the one that overpays.
We should be commending these folks for going above and beyond to fulfill their obligation, not punish them they are not deadbeat parents but our system treats them like it. I do not wish this situation upon anyone it only hurts our children whom we are suppose to protect and send them and everyone else the wrong message. That is anyone receiving child support can manipulate and take advantage of the child support payers legally because our system allows it, and allowing it only hurts all families. Please join me in passing a bill The Wood Bill to ensure rights for child support payers that pay.Everyone should have rights not just the one that receives the child support.Together we can make a big impact and keep others from enduring this horrible situation. Often to many times we hear about cases that fall through the cracks but not this one I will propose my bill to Washington and make a difference for our state.