Receiving the First Child Support Check

After several years of battling for child support payments an East Texas family has now received their first check.

Angie Capel and her children did not receive a single check for 12-years. For the past four years, she has been trying to get her childrens' father to pay.

Finally, last August they received their first check and he has been making regular payments ever since.

Angie says without the money she faced some tough times over the years.

Capel said, "It was hard, I missed everything with my kids growing up. I didn't get to hear their first word, first step, because I was working two, sometimes three jobs to support them. I just basically missed everything."

The family says their lives have changed dramatically since receiving the checks.