i have been paying child support for 7 years, in that time i have been layed off about 3 times missed some payments and went back to paying when i was working again. i was just layed off about 6 months back, missed some payments, went back to work 2 weeks ago and just started back with the payments. i got a letter saying i owe 16,000 in back childsupport and had 30 days to pay it. i dont understand how i can owe that much, it would be like 5 or 6 years of no payments, i have never missed that many. i know they add fees and interest but can they actually double the amount. i dont come close to making that kind of money and cant pay that. im scared and dont want to go to jail for not being able to pay so much money. what can they do? im working and making payments now.
i have never refused payments, i have only missed payments due to being out of work.
i live in arkansas.
thank you for the help