Child Support Enforcement does NOT work

My niece registered with GA Dept. of Human Resources Child Support Enforcement Division and paid $25.00 to have them handle payments with a dead beat dad who is the father of their child. The dad does not pay, he moves from job to job. The only time they follow through with enforcement tools is when my niece calls them and forces them to do something. He has had his drivers license suspended (which they reinstated even though he didn't pay the required amount); he was sent a subpoena which he responded to and brought the money to court; the last payment he has made which was a purge payment was the end of October 2011. NOTHING since then, has been done by the case worker. My niece cannot afford an attorney, nor can she emotionally deal with this any longer, so she is waiting to see what the case workers will do. Her ex is currently unemployed (at a job that pays through legal channels) and most of the income he earns is not from a documented job. I am a social worker in Maryland and am appalled at the lack of follow through by the child enforcement case workers in Georgia. The laws they have look good on paper but they don't enforce them equitably. There are many moms in Georgia who are suffering and in poverty because of dead beat dads who will not pay child support and still expect visitation rights. Why pay Child Support $25.00 to handle your case when you don't get any results. Unless my niece calls repeatedly (she is treated like a nuisance call) she cannot get any action. I have tried to call on her behalf and was told that only the custodial parent can file a complaint. Georgia Child Support enforcement laws may look good on paper but it is a farce.

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Forgot to tell ya
by: Anonymous

OH and tell her to call404-651-6316 thats the complaint number on 2 Peachtree Street in Atlanta at the confederate building.

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IKR
by: Anonymous

Thats right! They wont do nothing UNLESS your niece stay on their butts! Call every week like I did no matter what they say!. They have attitudes and act like they are the dead beats wife or mother. I give them the business every time I call. Tell her no matter how old her kids get and he owes money, stay on child support no matter if he is $5.00 short on his payments. Call them and report he has not paid what he is suppose to because then they will think you will take anything.
Dont sit around waiting on child support to do anything, call them. I stay on mine and when they dont do anything I call the district manager over child support and make a complaint they aint doing nothing.(lol Excuse my "aint", Im a country gal down here in south Georgia.)

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GA CS enforcement is a JOKE!!!
by: Anonymous

My ex is more than 30 days past due AND has yet to have an income deduction order in place! I live in VA. , thankfully the DCSE here seems to be a little more organized. However, they constantly send letters to GA dcse asking what the hold up is and why nothing is getting done. Unfortunately, GA has 30 days to respond and usually they respond with something that does not pertain to my case. Now VA has had enough, I certainly have had enough of the incompetence GA has shown in this matter. I have contacted a lawyer and expect to have a contempt order in place within two weeks. If the the judge finds in my favor, my ex will be responsible for all attorney fees!!! Moral of the story, go through an attorney. CSE will not be of any benefit. Why should it? It's a government institution, after all!

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You play with fire...
by: Anonymous

Good, your niece got what she deserved. She should have kept her legs closed and gotten to actually know the man through years of a relationship BEFORE CHOOSING to have a child. I don't know where this dumb idea comes from that a guy must be forced to pay for a kid he doesn't want. A woman can drop off a baby at any fire station, post office, or hospital if she no longer wants that responsibility, no questions asked, but a man cant walk away if he chooses? She needs to get a job and support her own damn kid! There are already enough hand outs in place for women in this country, the freakin' red carpet is rolled out for them, that's the problem right there. It encourages them to keep having bastard children.

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