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Employer Caught Stealing Money from Child Support Payments

Posted by Elise Buie | Aug 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are many stories about deadbeat parents who don't pay their child support, but paying child support is more than just sending checks to your ex. There is actually a long chain of individuals that assist in the process. Employers are one important chain. Most of the child support in this country is garnished automatically off of payroll cheques. Employers are responsible for passing the funds along.

One man thought he was doing right by his children and paying on time, but after an audit he found out that his employer was secretly pocketing the money. He kept getting angry calls from his spouse asking about the money, but he thought it was just a backup at the attorney general's office. His calculations showed a $28,000 discrepancy between what his payroll stubs said and what the state said he paid in child support over seven years. He was devastated.

When the employers were confronted, they initially agreed to pay but then never followed through. He quit the job. The Texas Office of the Attorney General has stated that they have paid the back child support.

If you ever discover a discrepancy between what your payroll stubs say and what the government says you have paid in child support, contact a family lawyer immediately as well as DCS. This is a very serious matter. If you live in the state of Washington, the lawyers to call are the ones at Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC.

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Elise Buie

Passionate, creative, problem-solving attorney who crafts solutions rather than obstacles. Elise spends significant time educating her clients on healthy communication skills. Elise also ensures that her clients make informed decisions by understanding the future emotional and financial implications of their decisions. Your family's future is our first priority. Elise teaches her clients new skills to empower them in the future as they adjust to the new family structure. While divorce ends a marriage, it is the beginning of your new, often times, more authentic life. Elise will help you begin that new life with new skills to handle any future challenges.


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