Texas income deduction order did not preclude Georgia’s interception of obligor’s tax refund.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Brown 
Docket Number: 1736506 , Decision Date: 2017-08-24 
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The Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Services (CSS), was authorized to intercept a child support obligor’s tax refund, notwithstanding the existence of an income deduction order in Texas, where the obligor resided, because the Texas order solely intercepted the obligor’s Social Security [..] Read More..

Records authored by child support obligor are insufficient evidence of payment.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Walker-Russell 
Docket Number: 1629767 , Decision Date: 2016-06-01 
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Copies of receipts written by a child support obligor to herself could not serve to corroborate her testimony that she made timely payments of child support.

Child Support Services appropriately seized bonus pay from child support obligor.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1424847 , Decision Date: 2014-02-14 
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The Division of Child Support Services (CSS) of the Department of Human Services acted within its authority when it seized bonus pay from a delinquent child support obligor. At the time of the lien notice Petitioner’s arrears totaled approximately $47,148.96. In response to the lien, [..] Read More..

Voluntary payments do not reduce child support arrearage payment rate.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: 1417235 , Decision Date: 2013-12-03 
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Petitioner’s child support arrearage repayment rate was not impacted by his voluntary support payments for his other children in the absence of a formal child support order for them.

Failure to pay child support justifies suspension of licenses.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2013-12-23 
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The Division of Child Support Services (CSS) may suspend Petitioner’s licenses, including his state-issued driver’s license, for failure to pay child support.  Petitioner has not voluntarily paid child support since 2009, and his arrearage as of October 31, 2013, was $12,122.84.  Petitioner cannot claim an [..] Read More..

Delinquent child support obligors tax return offset by child support arrearages.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Brown 
Docket Number: 1341551 , Decision Date: 2013-10-02 
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Although two children were no longer subject to the original order, any modifications must be made by the superior court that issued the original child support order.

To avoid license suspension Petitioner must make child support payments and participate in Fatherhood Program.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1407413 , Decision Date: 2013-09-25 
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Child Support Services (CSS) may suspend Petitioner’s license unless he (1) makes two immediate payments toward his child support arrears, (2) continues to make timely child support and arrears payments in the future, and (3) participates in the Fatherhood Program, a state-run child support education [..] Read More..

Delinquent child support obligor may retain license if he makes immediate payment on arrears and timely payments thereafter.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1406401 , Decision Date: 2013-09-17 
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Petitioner may retain his license if he makes an immediate payment toward his arrears and makes timely payments thereafter.

Delinquent child support obligor’s license suspended for failure to adhere to the terms of a prior order.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1404915 , Decision Date: 2013-10-09 
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Petitioner’s license was suspended after he failed to adhere to the terms of a February 2013 order that allowed him to keep his license if he made two purge payments of $500 each toward his arrears and continued to make timely payments.

Father delinquent on child support payments avoids license suspension by making period arrears payments.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1406401 , Decision Date: 2013-09-17 
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In order to avoid the suspension of his license, a delinquent child support obligor was required to make three separate arrears payments of $1000.00 each, as well as continue to make timely monthly child support and arrears payments.

License suspension reversed in light of financial inability to pay child support.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Kennedy 
Docket Number: 1343995 , Decision Date: 2013-08-06 
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The action to revoke Petitioner’s license for child support arrears was reversed in consideration of Petitioner’s decline in income and history of timely payments.

Existing child support order can be modified by Superior Court only.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: ****** , Decision Date: 2013-08-09 
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A father was obligated to continue making child support payments even after the child moved into his home, because a preexisting superior court child support order had not been modified.  

Delinquent child support obligor permitted passport.

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1341067 , Decision Date: 2013-06-11 
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While Federal regulations prohibit the issuance of a passport to an applicant who is in arrears on child support obligations by more than $2,500, there is an exemption where the passport is indispensable for generating income needed to pay current support or arrearage.  Petitioner is [..] Read More..