A woman who was found guilty of a felony child support offense in a Texas court has filed a lawsuit claiming that she was falsely accused of being abusive to her ex-husband and that the state’s child support system is stacked against her.
In an exclusive interview with MTV News, the former attorney general and former Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told MTV News that he and his wife, Jennifer, were married for 23 years and divorced in 2008.
“I was married to my wife for 23 and a half years,” Paxton said.
“She’s my daughter.
We’re just like any other couple.”
But in 2011, Jennifer accused her ex of abusing her in her Texas prison cell and he was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
The family decided to fight for a reduced child support order.
In the lawsuit, Jennifer’s lawyers argue that the case against her ex was a sham, based on false accusations that the ex-wife lied to her during her trial and the state system is rigged against her because of it.
“It’s outrageous,” Paiso said of the allegations against his ex-sister.
“We’re not trying to pick on anybody.
We just want a fair system.”
In addition to the allegations of abuse, Jennifer alleges that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has retaliated against her in order to deny her custody of her children.
The DFWS is one of the most secretive agencies in the nation and is not required to provide information about child support.
In one case, Jennifer claims that the DFW denied her custody because of an unpaid child support obligation and ordered her to move out of the family’s home.
The lawsuit states that Jennifer’s ex was told by the DFS that he owed $500 and that he would be fined $10,000 for failing to pay.
Jennifer’s attorneys say the amount she was actually ordered to pay was $150.
The suit says the DFA has failed to comply with the law.
In response, the DFP responded that it was simply not doing their job.
“DFPS has received numerous complaints regarding the way the state and DFW conduct their administrative process regarding child support,” DFW spokeswoman Natalie Johnson said in a statement.
“As the office is required to do so under Texas law, we are committed to working with our office to ensure that all requests for a reduction in child support are fully resolved and that appropriate payment is made.”
The lawsuit claims that Jennifer and her family are not eligible for federal financial assistance because she is not eligible under the child support guidelines.
“Our entire family is not entitled to federal financial aid,” Paeson said.
However, the Texas Supreme Court upheld the order in a ruling last year, finding that the district attorney’s office violated Jennifer’s rights by denying her custody.
The case was settled in February after a $500 fine was reduced to $100.
Jennifer says the settlement will help her pay off the $2,500 she owes the DDF and her attorney.
“They’re just trying to get a quick buck,” she said.
But she adds that the settlement is only for a portion of her child support, not for all of it because she was only ordered to get $1,000 of the $1.6 million she owed the state.
“The other $1 million, they want to get rid of it,” she explained.
“There’s $1 and $2 million that I don’t owe.”
The Texas Supreme, however, ruled in favor of the DFCS in a decision last year.
“While we are not in a position to comment on the case, we do not agree with the district court’s finding that, because Jennifer’s parents have an existing child support agreement, the amount owed to the state by the State of Texas for the remainder of Jennifer’s child supports obligation cannot be reduced by the amount of her prior child support obligations,” the court said.
Paxton says he and Jennifer are trying to raise $1 billion to help with the legal fees they are facing, but that it is going to take a lot of money to get them off of the hook.
“You can’t just go up and go out and buy your own lawyer and go around and sue everybody, and expect them to pay,” Paese said.
The former Attorney General is a leading advocate for the poor and for the rights of women and minorities.
He served on the United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Texas Commission on Human Rights and was named to the American Bar Association’s top ten law enforcement officers in the country.
Paeson was a member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet and was tapped to be the new Attorney General in 2018.
In 2016, he was nominated by President Trump to be a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.