This is an update to my other post a couple posts down.
I just got off the phone with Florida Child Support Services that handle enforcement of the Child Support Order.
They said the case is closed.
I said, why?
She said - we can't continue to enforce it because you're living in _______ (country in asia).
I said - my passport is OK then, I can get a new one. She said - yes. I said my driver's license can be reinstated? She said yes.
I said, as soon as I come back to the USA - how long will it take you to start enforcing the child support order again? She said after the mom requests their services again it will take 6-12 months.
So - I could live in the USA for 6-12 months before losing my passport to come see my family in Thailand, and my driver's license which would sure help me get to work... even if I'm paying support - anytime she asked them to enforce the order again.
Anyone had this happen? It seems bizarre... is it possible that it's a ploy by the State - to get expats that live overseas to return to the USA - so they can start the child support enforcement order again and keep me in the country?
I'd have to guess that once they knew I was back in the USA they could process a hold on the passport almost immediately.