Refused Modification of Child Support
I started off on the wrong foot paying cash to my son's mother. 7 years ago we mediated arrears and due to a settlement negotiated a better visitation arrangement. At that time I agreed to pay her regular child support of $400 and also $400 a month toward arrears. Of course the money part was not filed in court.
This was not a problem until the bottom dropped out of the construction industry here in GA and my income took a nose dive. I paid child some support from every job I have had in the last 4 years but that is not enough.
CSE says whatever the mother says is owed is owed even if I have proof otherwise. They have denied me the right to a modification for four years now and I just cannot pay the old child support amount, nor can I pay the amount they want for arrears and now they expect me to pay that plus an additional $600 a month or I go back to jail in May. I have proof of my income, I just really cannot afford this.
I am not a dead beat dad, nor am I an Idiot as the CSE Case agent called me yesterday. I cant even pay my own bills ( We are talking living expenses not luxuries, only necessities.)