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I am in PA and our case was started ten years ago. It ended in 2000. During that time CPS collected over $35,000 in child support during a 2 and a half year period from my husband. I was always a stay at home mom but during the whole ordeal I did some temping work to stay busy and help pay the legal bills. I did not work the whole time as jobs would come and go. Anyway, CPS also started collecting money from my paycheck. When two of my children returned home I quit my job to be home with them. I now have approx. $17,000 in child support arrears. I have since started homeschooling and domestic relations just want proof that I am doing that and they leave me alone for another year. Recently I received a court document saying that I had to go to court. I sent a copy of the court order that I have stating the order has been continued generally but now they are threatening that I go to court. I have no money, my husband has left and I am still homeschooling. Is there anything I can do to stop domestic relations harassing me? I can't pay all my household bills so how can I pay the state?
the laws regarding child support differ from state to state and circumstance to circumstance. i do know in georgia where i from, child support, during times of foster care, cannot exceed what the state pays for the care of the child. $35000 and $17000, if that rule applied in your state would far exceed the care of the child and only pad the pockets of the system. i would try to find the laws regarding child support, take the tax returns of that year and try to do a rough calcuation. also, i would see if being together if only one parent paying would have helped cover the expense of both children. the first thing is though finding out the child support laws.
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