Arizona and a hole in the ground
Maybe it's just me... But it seems to me that Arizona has to be the most ass backwards, neophyte run states in the union. How is it that a man gets a paternity suit nine (9) years after conception... Yes you heard it NINE years after conception. With this being said I being the father, had no knowledge of this child because it was a summer hookup when I was 17 and the girl went back to AZ... Never to be heard from again.
Now, fast forward to nine years later... DNA, court doc's, attorney fees, and utter financial ruin, all whilst being located 600 miles away mind you. DNA came back positive... Of course handled by AZ... Imagine that? I owe 8 years in the rears for something I knew nothing about... Thanks AZ. It immediately hit my credit because it was 8 years "past due"... Thanks AZ. Now, my wife and I can't get a loan, can't get a credit card, can't even get a bus pass on credit if we tried. When I asked the judge in CA who was handling the case for AZ at the time, "why they went back 8 years?" His response was "Because that's the way we do it".
Now, I owe $53,000.00 for a kid I have never met (over $700.00 a month). Needless to say, I am a little upset and have refused to give into their system and pay a dime over the last three years. Seems to me like something is really rotten in AZ. I have since found out that she tried to pin it on another guy for the first eight years because she wasn't sure who's kid it was. Go figure... Were is the justice in all this? Now, my only recourse to fight this injustice is to go to AZ court and risk being thrown into corrupt Nazi uncle Joe's tent camps for contempt of court.
I am all about helping my kid if that's where the money is even going??? If you want my advice... I say down with the system. If the state needs cash cows and a way to balance their collapsing budgets, then maybe they should take a good hard look at their own misuse of tax payer money and keep their greedy, fat, over fed, over privileged fingers away from mine. I may not be an AZ resident. In fact, I have never been to AZ... And I have no intention of doing so anytime soon. If enough people say *F* this system that is so obviously corrupt and DON'T PAY... It will have nothing left to feed itself and it will die at the roots. This system is so obviously against making amends in any situation. We are all dollar signs to this system. The more women on assistance... The more federal funding the state gets...
The more so called "Dead beat Dad's" they can finger... The more money they can skim for themselves. This is why both sides take it in the backside by state systems like this. Parents need to stop blaming each other and look at the system that's screwing ALL parties involved. Wake up people... It's your only chance at survival. As for me I will continue to NOT pay. If my kid needs something... She has my number and will do everything in my power to get her what she needs... In closing, I strongly recommend we ALL bring this system down and start from scratch... MOM's and DAD's....