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    I would like to know how I can find out if a child support case has been closed. My ex husband moved out of state( NJ) about a year after I filed child support and quit his job. The courts had garnished his checks, but after he moved out of state the courts stated it was hard to enforce child support across state lines. That was in 1990. Since then he had agreed to pay $300 a month (this is an out of court agreement). He's been very inconsistent with payments about $27,000 within the last 16yrs is what I figure I have received.

    I filed in 2001 in Virginia, the state in which my ex lives and is a police officer. I was told by Fairfax County, that he failed to appear for the inital intake and they are unable to locate him, even though I gave all the information including his mother's contact info. So that case is somewhere in limbo. My daughter is now 17yrs old and attending college. He has refused to pay me any support since April, 2005.

    I am very frustrated and need direction in how to handle this.

    1) How do I find out if I can reopen the original case filed in Maryland (1990) and file for back child support.

    or
    2) Challenge Fairfax County, Va to reopen the pending case and try to have them back date it from the inception of the claim.

    or
    3) File a new child support case. Which means he will only have to pay until she turns 18 in Jan 2006.

    Help

    I need a miracle
    Last edited by Ineedamiracle; 09-07-2005, 08:17 AM.

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    Originally posted by Ineedamiracle
    I would like to know how I can find out if a child support case has been closed. My ex husband moved out of state( NJ) about a year after I filed child support and quit his job. The courts had garnished his checks, but after he moved out of state the courts stated it was hard to enforce child support across state lines. That was in 1990. Since then he had agreed to pay $300 a month (this is an out of court agreement). He's been very inconsistent with payments about $27,000 within the last 16yrs is what I figure I have received.

    I filed in 2001 in Virginia, the state in which my ex lives and is a police officer. I was told by Fairfax County, that he failed to appear for the inital intake and they are unable to locate him, even though I gave all the information including his mother's contact info. So that case is somewhere in limbo. My daughter is now 17yrs old and attending college. He has refused to pay me any support since April, 2005.

    I am very frustrated and need direction in how to handle this.

    1) How do I find out if I can reopen the original case filed in Maryland (1990) and file for back child support.

    or
    2) Challenge Fairfax County, Va to reopen the pending case and try to have them back date it from the inception of the claim.

    or
    3) File a new child support case. Which means he will only have to pay until she turns 18 in Jan 2006.

    Help

    I need a miracle
    Your miracle will be your state's Child Support Enforcement Agency. Take a copy of the court order to them and ask them to enforce the order. Because you and him live in different states they have to do something to enforce the order. They may be able to get the case transferred to your state. Also take copies of any other orders, letters, etc. with you. They'll need as much info as you can possibly give them. Good luck.
    xena

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      Thanks Xena..

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