Another Child Support Horror Story

by suellen
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In April 2008 my fiance filed for a decrease in child support. It was denied. Out of pure spite his x then filed for an increase in June. By the time it came to court in December and was increased (from the date of filing) it put him in Arrears over $7,000 because it had been based on his 2007 tax information.


The court had Lost his current pay stub that he had been told to bring in. He then filed an Objection because the court lost the pay stub, which was denied because "the pay stub could not be found in the file"! When he tried to Appeal as a poor person it was denied because his gross income was to high, although his net income was only 39% of his gross, because of the excess support he was already paying. He could not afford a lawyer, so had to file for another modification in February 2009.

He has been forced into excessive overtime to pay his own bills while waiting for the issue to come to court and was recently diagnosed with diabetes. He fell asleep while working the night shift in June and was fired for it (It had happend before in September and he had been spoken to, and as punishment he could no longer work Any Overtime, although he was still paying child support with overtime calculated in) He found another full time job on July 13 and his Modification finally came to court July 23. He had not yet received his paycheck from his new job and was told to bring it in when he was paid, which he did the follwing day and the court clerk stamped it "Received July 24, 2009 at 2:35" pm. He was told that he would receive a decision in two weeks. Eight weeks later he finally received the decision and the support was based on "A Projected Income for the job he was fired from"!!! (which paid $30,000 more a year) because the Order said AGAIN that he had not provided his current paystub!!! Although this time we had the copy stamped received because we already went through that the first time. Currently his weekly Gross income is $1,000. Between 2 child support obligations and taxes the total is $1,093. Of course child support can only take 65% of his check, so the amount they cannot take is being added on arrears. We filed an Objection and are now waiting...to be able to pay our electric bill and buy toilet paper. :(
P.S.- I am writing to my congressman about lobbying to change the current child support laws.

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Be A Man
by: Anonymous

To the sarcastic, nasty-tempered, whiny-ass men who have commented--you created the children, you should have just stuck it out until they were 18, then did your thing. Most of you think you are entitled to whatever you want, whenever you want it. YOUR FIRST RESPONSIBILITY IS TO YOUR CHILDREN! (No, not assuming the next ones you are having, or planning to have with the next woman you don't respect). Get intelligent and do quietly what you can't manage not to do until the kids are grown!!!!!!!!!!!!THEN get out!

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same story here
by: anonymouse

Realy which state is that in ? I have the same problem in Clovis NMexico. My ex will pay 20.00 cuz it takes 3 months to a yr to go to hearig and he is given more time to pay . He also works for cash. He owns propety. He has obtained an attorney on 2 differerent hearings. I myself couldnot obtain an attorney for less than 1500.00 to 2000.00. He still can not pay his child support. I do think the people that are not evading the system and are trying to pay should be given a chance but for all the others something needs to get done.
Please let me know which state this is in I may need to move my case there.
You may want to move to New mexico. You will at least be given many chances to pay. Seriously good luck I do hope you get your case straightened out so you are able to make it without going into debt.

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What's the problem?
by: Anonymous

Obviously he is a deadbeat dad and needs to be put into prison to be gang raped and tortured by the other inmates. I don't see the problem here. It's "for the children" right so no amount of pain on his part could possibly make this a bad idea. So what if the slaves in the antebellum South had more rights and freedoms - this is for the children! What we really need to do is harvest his organs and blood serum - its for the kids!

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I feel for you
by: Anonymous

I feel for your situation. I think the system is a joke. While I do agree people are obligated to support there kids, at the same time it's not about the kids at all.It's about the state racking in more income at our expense. Even if that means making life misrible for you and loosing your job. It's deifently flawed in need of serious and I mean Serious reform.

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what state was this in
by: Anonymous

i need to move my child support to that state . I am the custodial parent I keep getting the opposite he will make a small pmt of about 20.00 cuz he knows it takes 3- 6 months b 4 we can go to a hearing. then right before the hearing he makes a small pmt tells the judge he promises to make pmts .... never does and agian we are waiting for a hearing. he gets cash so the judge for awhile kept reducing his pmts . for two children he only has to pay 347.00 to datehe is 20,000. in arrears . Its sad when the non custodial is at least trying and the courts wont work with him. Wish I had that judge. good luck. wish you justice.

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