Laws on garnishment differ from state to state

Here in Texas my husband was given the right to choose weather to pay the mother directly or go through the state. He chose to pay the extra fees and go through the state so that she could not say he didn’t pay it. He also chose this option because if he ever does miss a payment she will still get paid.

In Texas they hold back a portion of the payment every month for this purpose, or if the mother was on welfare that portion pays back the state (which in my opinion is totally screwed up, it wasn’t the man drawing welfare in the first place) Anyhow, it seems you should have had the choice but some states don’t give you one if the state files the case.