Q: Does both the CP (and/or DHR) and judge must approve a child support arrears rebate request or can just one of them?
I have been paying child support as directed by the latest support order (from 5 yrs ago) and have been consistent about it whenever I've had a job. The new order had an arrears amount added to it of $3,474. There was even a time when I was living in AZ I was paying extra in hopes of paying down the arrears faster. After reviewing the payment history I've received from the Alabama DHR, I discovered that through payments and federal & state (AZ) tax refund forfeitures over four years (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) I have overpaid the original arrears amount by $5,396.49 (overpayment of 55%). However, AL DHR is still reporting that I have an arrears balance & FL DOR is reporting this to the credit bureaus that I have an arrears balance over $10,000! Is there a way I can get FL to stop reporting this to the credit bureaus? Can a child support arrears interest rebate motion fix this? Is there another way to fix this aside from paying the balance in full? (I don't have $10,000+ to pay this off)
A: This appears to be a question concerning Alabama law. So you should ask it in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Alabama.
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