According to law, employers who garnish wages for child support have 7 days to process the payment. My x's employer always has some excuse for not sending the payment on time. I've heard it all...lost on a desk, the person who does it was sick, there was an error, it was already sent (no, it wasn't), etc. It usually takes a phone call to get it FINALLY sent to me. My x is paid on the 15th and 30th of every month. His CS is actually due on the 1st but since he gets paid on the 15th and 30th, the CSE office told me that it's not late unless it's not paid by the last day of the month it's due. When I talked to his employer right after garnishment began, I wasn't happy that his garnishment was withheld by the company until the final garnishment of the month was collected but it wasn't THAT big of a deal and I just decided to roll with it, so to speak. They told me that it would be processed on the 6th of every month and sent out on that day. HA. That has yet to happen. It seems like I have to call to complain before it's sent. It's such a hassle. For example, today is the 25th of February (almost March!) and when I called to complain about not receiving January's CS, after being told there was an error and it was, miraculously, being sent today. This isn't the first time that this "miracle" has happened. This is a multimillion dollar private corporation. All I get is the runaround and the blame game whenever I call them. I told them today that what they are doing is illegal and that I was contacting my attorney...I let them know that I know they are collecting interest on the garnishments that they collect throughout the month. I also let them know that if my x is paid twice a month, they are supposed to pay CSE twice a month and not withhold the garnishment for the 2+ weeks (lol...actually they are holding it for OVER a full month now). I've contacted my attorney and am waiting for him to return my call. They are breaking the law but can I make them comply?
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