I owe my ex-wife child support arrearages. I live in California. My ex-wife and daughter live in Texas. Our divorce was in Texas. My daughter has been emancipated for twelve years, she is thirty years old. No money is owed to any state or county, all of the arrearages are owed to my ex-wife only.
The Texas Attorney General recently forwarded the record of arrearages to California. California is collecting the arrearages through a wage garnishment.
I was told by an attorney that Texas must reduce this order to a money judgement. Texas never reduced the arrearages to a money judgement.
Is this wage assignment legal? Can California collect these arrearages if Texas has never reduced this order to a money judgement?
Also, who has jurisdicrtion in this case, Texas or California? My ex-wife and I have come to an agreement to settle the arrearages. California says it does not have jurisdiction in this matter, and Texas also claims that they do not have the jurisdiction to modify the order.
What a mess!