I hope someone here could help.
My brother was involved in a nasty divorce in 96. Wife ran off with an ex boyfriend. She moved out and took the kids. (She was awarded custody (even with no where to live and no job!)
The divorce financially devastated my brother. But he was only made to pay $400 a month in child support. But his business went down and was late a lot on that. He also couldn't afford to get the insurance for the kids either. Plus the IRS had just put a lien on his house for $25,000!
So then the ex turned him in to the state and they brought in him and penalized him, plus the exs new husband claimed he put the 3 kids on HIS health plan, so they added that as well. He walked out with a $20,000+ amount owed. His child support was now $700 a mont,which he CANNOT afford. He basically walked out with his tail between his legs. Without a lawyer, you get screwed. He is self employed as a photographer but does work a extra part time job, which the state takes out for child support. My brother is financially bankrupt. He almost lost the house to foreclosure recently.
Well, my brother was recently thinking about selling his house. Today he found out the ex had put a lien on the house for the $20,000. She signed a warranty deed after the divorce signing away her rights to the house. Little does she know the IRS already has 2 tax liens on it for almost $30,000!
Anyway, I was wondering can she put a lien on the house for this child support amount if the state is already garnishing his wages(which isn't much really)???
My brother, even though he has a lot of trouble financially, has always been a super dad. Always sees his kids, and even takes them when he doesn't have to. He has to drive 1 1/2 hours each way to pick them.
She is is already on her second marriage after my brother. She is a wicked one.
This is in TEXAS.
Thanks for listening...
Edited by Emster (12/02/04 03:03 AM)