Garnished Child Support Overpayment Means Extra Cash for Mom
No matter how often I think “Now I have heard everything” another gem crops up. People we have got to take a stand against this ruling so it does not spread to a state near you. Arkansas in its infinite wisdom has decided that:
If a non-custodial dad was ordered to pay child support and alimony of $4,300 during the pendency of the couple’s divorce case and upon finalization the amount was $3,660 per month and the employee and state agency keep paying and accepting respectively the $4,300 he has no right to the over paid amount when he pointed out the mistake.
I guess that means that we should be able to keep any bank errors made in our favor. I guess that means that if the amount he was paying was less then the final settlement and the employer and state agency paid the lower amount and accepted the amount as payment respectively that he would not be responsible to make up the difference. Yeah, right, that would go over like a fart in church. It is not right to play this one both ways folks no matter how you slice it.
The point is that he did not intend to make these overpayments, he was garnished. If you have payroll deduction to your bank you know that it takes at least a few weeks for any change to take place so even if he notified his employer they still might have over paid for a period of time and that is his loss. BS!
Just for information every dollar of child support collected by the state is matched by $0.66 from the federal government. You think that this may have something to do with the ruling?