WHAT TO DO IF YOU OVERPAID CHILD SUPPORT

WHAT TO DO IF YOU OVERPAID CHILD SUPPORT

Child support is designed to ensure that both parents are contributing to the financial needs of any shared children they might have. In cases where a paying parent overpays child support, it is possible to recover the excess support, though this depends on a number of factors.

In Texas, if you are still obligated to make child support payments, the attorney general will likely apply the excess payments to your future obligations, as per Texas Family Code.

On the other hand, if you are no longer obligated to make child support payments, you can file a request and demand a repayment or, if that fails, you can file a lawsuit. This is applicable whether or not your overpayment was made before, on, or after the date your child support obligation was terminated.

If a court rules in your favor, your ex-spouse would also be obligated to pay for your attorney fees and court costs, in addition to the amount of child support you overpaid.

Advertisements
  1. Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: