DH lost his job a while back, and he fell behind on child support. I was in school about to finish, and I couldn't quit or stop, and I worked but didn't make enough to pay. Anyway, DH was sued by BM for "criminal contempt" for not paying CS the same month that he lost the job. He got about 2-3 months behind for him to find another job and begin paying.
He went to the court date, and the arrearages had already been court ordered to be paid and were coming out of his check through garnishments, plus an extra 30 a week for arrearages. They also have our entire income tax return and will not process it yet due to me being able to file injured spouse. We told them to go ahead and apply it to the arrearages and send us the difference. They won't for 6 months, but they said there was a paper that BM and DH could sign releasing the money. She said she went up there to sign it and they told her there was no such paper, though the state said there was. Anyway, we're just waiting until it's applied to his balance.
The court date was set for the hearing, and they said he was supposed to be there at 9:00, but his paperwork said 1:00. The judge was on his way out for the day, and they had issued a bench warrant for DH because he "failed to show." Ridiculous, he showed the papers to the judge, and they admitted their mistake and said they would fix it in the system. Then he calls to get a copy of the documents, and they said he has a court date the next day. Apparently, they didn't fix it in the system and said he was supposed to be in court. He called his atty, and his atty straightened it out and told him he didn't have to be in court. This was all in Jan. He's been paying his CS since. It made him sick to not pay it. He's not that type.
Brings us to today. We get a certified letter stating that DH's license has been suspended due to nonpayment of child support and arrearages over 500. WTF? What can he do? It's a freaking Saturday, and he works all weekend through Monday.