No Child Support Arrears Ordered In Wyoming
by Shallae DeMers
My husband has two children who live with his former spouse and one child who lives with us. The oldest child is 18 and graduates next Sunday (lives with his mother). We called CSE here in Wyoming to see how we end the child support payments for our soon to be emancipated child. CSE says that we owe $6,000 + in arrears, but we don't.
The divorce decree states that we overpaid by the time the order was entered and that child support will start to be taken through the Wyoming Child Support office the next month. My husband paid child support while the divorce was in process through his attorney. No arrears were ordered at the time the order was entered.
Now, CSE says that since the order doesn't state that no arrears are due.... we owe child support again to CSE. CSE says they don't care what the court order says. Also, the case worker said she was going to suspend my husband's license to drive - my husband drives for a living. We feel like they are threatening us and trying to damage us without following the court's order.
We think if we get a copy of the entire court file and show hat the Judge ordered that we had over paid and that we were not supposed to be paying through CSE until the month following that CSE should release us from the arrears.
I also think we should give the story to the news because it probably effects many parents and they may be in for undue request to pay twice.
What suggestions do you have for us?