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Refund attributable to child tax credit cannot be shielded from paying off child support arrears

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Schroer 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: 2021-09-09 
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This case involved Child Support Services’ interception of a father’s 2020 federal income tax refund to offset his child support arrears. Judge Schroer affirmed the agency’s action, having rejected the father’s argument that the portion of the refund attributable to an additional child tax credit [..] Read More..

In light of ample 401(k) funds, parent is denied request for child support reduction

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: 2021-08-25 
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A parent’s requested reduction of his existing child support payment was denied by Judge Woodard, on the grounds that the parent had access to sufficient funds in his existing 401(k).

CSS authorized to intercept one type of stimulus payment, but not other types

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: 2021-08-02 
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Judge Woodard affirmed Child Support Services’ interception of a CARES Act stimulus payment for the Petitioner, who owed child support arrears. However, the Judge agreed with the Petitioner that interception was not appropriate for later stimulus payments under the CAA and American Rescue Plan.

Intercept of Tax Refund Affirmed

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Schroer 
Docket Number: 2117618 , Decision Date: 2021-04-30 
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Petitioner argued that the portion of his refund in the form of a partial credit attributable to a dependent daughter living with him should be exempt from intercept. The agency’s action was affirmed.

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.

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