I have been a member of this site for quite some time & still need help from time to time.
Today, I recv'd a call from my case worker at the MD Child Support office where I've had my case for almost 3 years. She tells me 'they'(MD Child Support)can no longer handle my case & that I, myself, have to contact DFAS & handle getting my child support on my own. It seemed to me they had no issues with getting Child Support through GA, but now that my X has moved to TN(still active military), they have quit working my case & are dropping me to fend for myself. I have never heard of this! I've been told I have to send DFAS my divorce decree & that this would settle the matter. Does this sound right? Does any1 have any advice on how to handle this? Has any1 ever handled receiving child support strictly thru DFAS & not going through your state child support office? I never have & I'm very confused. How is DFAS going to know about the arrearage he has for the past 2 months? If payments were to get messed up in the future how would I be able to enforce anything? I thought that's what a child support agency was for? I feel lost & confused right now...very upset. Anyone that can help me..I would greatly appreciate it.
A little backstory: I filed for divorce in GA where both my husband(at the time)& I lived. I had to file in GA because my husband was a military member there & I was told I had to file there even if I intended to move to another state. Ok, so shortly after filing I moved to MD with our children. I filed a Child Support case with MD Child Support. We have been living in MD for over 3 years. They were able to go through GA's Child Support & DFAS to obtain Child Support for the children. No problem.
Approximately 6 months ago, my X PCS'd to Tennessee...so neither of us now lives in the state of GA where our divorce was filed in. This is where things begin to go haywire. MD Child Support is made of aware of my X's new address in Tennessee & GA Child Support is made aware as well. Was told by MD Child Support that they would be in contact with Tennessee DFAS to get everything switched from GA to TN. Apparently this didn't happen. Come Jan of this year...no child support payment....February this month...no child support payment. Had been on the phone with my case worker here in MD & she was telling me that DFAS in TN had 60 days to establish getting the Child Support set up. I was never contacted by mail, phone or otherwise about this. I had to call once child support didn't show up on time. Come to find out today that MD Child Support is dropping my case altogether. Why?