I want to apply through a gov’t agency to receive child support and health care from my spouse who has told me he doesn’t want to pay for health care. I know that since he is the non custodial parent he needs to provide health care coverage for our daughters. Is he required to pay the full amount of the health care or just a portion? and how much is that portion? I will be signing up my daughters through my insurance but don’t know how to obtain the money from him.
He has started a new job that his pay will differ each month based on the commission he receives. Can you tell me if the government agency will (Attorney General Office) garnish his checks accordingly? He has failed to provide check stubs to me and has already began to pay it late and only half of it this month and witout advanced warning he has told me he cannot pay the second portion until later in the month until he gets paid. In addition,when he does send his payments both checks are from different bank accounts.
Unfortunately my salary as a teacher does not permit me to hire a lawyer. Any recommendations or resources I can look up would be appreciated.
You need to contact the Attorney General’s office TODAY and get the machinery started for them to establish a child support order (through the courts). Here’s the link for their contact page:
They will ask the Courts to order him to provide health insurance, and to pay 50% of what’s not covered by insurance.
Child support is (generally) set by calculating a man’s income for the previous 12 months and then dividing by 12.
Mark D. Dunn
629 W. Centerville, Suite 250
Garland, TX 75041