To whom I'm speaking with, my question is that I have three older children I. My older children or 34 and 33 years old

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Customer: To whom I'm speaking with, my question is that I have three older children I
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?
Customer: My older children or 34 and 33 years old and they were born in Texas and now now the Attorney General in Texas is asking for back child support what are the three oldest children and I was just wondering what do I do and how do I proceed with this matter
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?
Customer: No that's why I'm contacting you because the lawyer that I talked to here told me that I had to talk to an attorney in Texas concerning this matter because child support laws are different in Texas than they are here in Colorado
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: The only thing I'm trying to find out is what do I do about this situation
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I appreciate your question.  That doesn't give us a lot of information, so it would be difficult to make a specific recommendation, but I can tell you two things.
First, the statute of limitations for pursuing back child support in Texas is generally 10 years from the date the child turns 18.  In other words, if a child support case hasn't been opened within 10 years of the child turning 18, it generally can't be pursued.
Second, there is no statute of limitations for pursuing child support arrears in Texas.  This means that if child support is ordered but is unpaid, the state can seek enforcement of that unpaid amount indefinitely (and accruing 6% annual interest).
Before any action can be taken, it must first be determined if child support was ordered, when it was ordered, how much was paid, and when it was paid. If the numbers don't match with what the Attorney General's office claims is owed, the normal course of action would be to contact them to dispute the amount owed, and if that doesn't work, file a motion to determine arrears with the court.

Let me know if clarification is needed. Although I can’t always give good news, I am straightforward.  I hope that explains everything to your satisfaction. Thank you very much!

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But see this is the thing, I went to prison for 10 years and got out and moved to Colorado 1999 when i got. Okay but here's the thing I was never contacted by anyone until now.
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Brian M., Expert

I appreciate that additional information, but it doesn't give us any insight into whether child support was ordered, when it was ordered, or for how much it was ordered.

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Okay can answers on more questions for me.how do I fine all this out. Thank you for your insite
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Brian M., Expert

Typically, the Attorney General's office will give you the case information if you request it of them. In a worst-case scenario, you would need to contact the court and request a copy of the case file.

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Okay thank you again
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Brian M., Expert

It was my pleasure. I wish you the best.

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Thank you again I'm try and contact the courts or someone in texas and thank you again
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